Ensuring Social Equity in Preparing for Climate Change

Jacqui Patterson, Branden Johnson, Vik Verma, Katherine Egland
Posted on: 2/13/2015 - Updated on: 1/24/2019

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Rachel Gregg



Climate change is impacting communities of color disproportionately. To respond to these challenges, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Environmental and Climate Justice Program is working to educate communities on adapting to climate change. Jacqui Patterson, Director of the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program, discusses her work on equity indicators and applications. Branden Johnson, President of the NAACP Longview Chapter, Vik Verma, Chair of the Safe Inviting Green Neighborhoods (SIGNS) Initiative, and Katherine Egland, NAACP Board Environmental and Climate Justice Committee Chair, also discuss how these innovative indicators are being applied in the planning of newly formed Eco-Districts in Longview, TX and Gulfport, MS.

This is the sixth installment of the National Adaptation Webinar Series, sponsored by EcoAdapt and hosted by CAKE.

For other NAF webinar recordings, visit www.cakex.org/NAF/webinars.


Patterson, J., B. Johnson, V. Verma, & K. Egland. (2015). Ensuring Social Equity in Preparing for Climate Change [National Adaptation Forum Webinar Series]. Retrieved from CAKE: www.cakex.org/virtual-library/ensuring-social-equity-preparing-climate-…



Document Type
Sociopolitical Setting
Target Climate Changes and Impacts