Climate Change Research Round 1: Measuring the Impacts of Climate Change on Vulnerable Communities to Design and Target Protective Policies

Research Institution

University of California, Los Angeles

Project Partners

  • Coalition for Clean Air
  • Greenlining Institute
  • Leadership Counsel for Justice and Accountability
  • Liberty Hill Foundation
  • PolicyLink
  • Public Health Alliance
  • Santa Clara University
  • Southern California Association of Governments
  • Southern California Center for Occupational Safety and Health

Measuring the Impacts of Climate Change on Vulnerable Communities Grant Award Information

Project Summary

Researchers quantified financial and health costs of understudied climate impacts across California - workplace morbidity/mortality, wages, unemployment, household energy expenditures, reproductive and prenatal risks, air pollution exposure, inadequate housing quality, and wildfire readiness. Researchers forecasted potential costs due to increases in the number of extreme heat days and create two accessible online mapping tools to inform state agencies, nonprofits, local governments, and community members.

Research Outcomes

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