Climate Change and Displacement in U.S. Communities

Posted on: 4/23/2020 - Updated on: 4/29/2022

Posted by

Rachel Gregg

Published

Abstract

Climate change is playing a bigger role in determining where and how we live, and is limiting access to and availability of affordable healthy housing, healthy food choices, transportation choices, and social networks, which is forcing displacement of individuals and communities. Displacement—whether temporary or permanent, forced or voluntary—is an issue rooted in inequity and exacerbated by climate change. As part of EcoAdapt’s State of Adaptation Program, we partnered with the Strong, Prosperous, and Resilient Communities Challenge (SPARCC) to conduct a survey to determine if and how people working to address displacement pressures are considering the effects of climate change. This report presents the results of a survey of ~200 respondents from across the United States, along with examples and case studies of climate-informed anti-displacement efforts.

 

Authors on CAKE

Rachel M. Gregg Kathryn Braddock

Citation

Gregg RM, Braddock KN. 2020. Climate Change and Displacement in U.S. Communities. EcoAdapt, Bainbridge Island, WA

Organization(s)

EcoAdapt is at the center of climate change adaptation innovation. We provide support, training, and assistance to make conservation and management less vulnerable and more Climate Savvy. Over the past 200 years, great strides have been made in the world of conservation and now all of that is at risk because of climate change. EcoAdapt is working to ensure the success of these past efforts by delivering a framework for climate adaptation.

Explore the Guide

EcoAdapt partnered with the Strong, Prosperous, and Resilient Communities Challenge to conduct a survey to determine if and how people working to address displacement pressures are considering the effects of climate change. This interactive report allow you to explore the survey results and compare displacement pressures and community vulnerabilities affected by climate change.

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