Description: The Georgetown Climate Center operates the Adaptation Clearinghouse which is an online database and networking site that serves policymakers and others who are working to help communities adapt to climate change.
Adaptation Equity Portal
Two of the biggest challenges facing the United States - and the world - are the growing inequalities that unfairly disadvantage large segments of the population, and climate change, which exacerbates existing risks in our communities. The effects of climate change including rising temperatures, more polluted air, and more frequent and intense extreme storms, will disproportionately affect already poor and disenfranchised people. Policymakers must find ways to focus not only on the physical impacts of climate change, but also on the ways that policies can have a differential impact on certain individuals and communities. In this portal we will refer to people facing disproportionate climate impacts as "front line communities" since these are groups that are on the front lines of impacts from climate change.
Related Organisation: Georgetown Climate Center