San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Climate UK, in partnership with the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Environment Agency and University of Manchester, present Climate Just, a powerful new website with mapping tool to help providers of public services in England address issues of social disadvantage and climate change. During this half-day workshop, hosted by Your Climate, participants will hear about the evidence supporting Climate Just, learn how they can use it in their own roles, and find out how their own areas are affected by issues of social vulnerability and climate disadvantage.
Who is it for? Climate Just has been developed to provide evidence to help support local action. Local authorities and other organisations working on climate change, or working with vulnerable communities, have a key role to play in responding to this challenge. In particular, this is relevant for people working in housing, public health, resilience, social care, planning and environment roles. However, we anticipate that the information provided could be used much more widely. If you'd like to find out more about the event, please contact us.
Based on research commissioned by JRF and carried out by the University of Manchester, Climate Just will support users in developing socially just responses to climate change. It provides:
- information and maps to identify which people and places are particularly socially vulnerable and disadvantaged with respect to different climate change impacts;
- information about how communities may experience further disadvantage through policy, such as through the effects of mitigation measures on those experiencing fuel poverty;
- information and guidance on what climate change and social justice is & why socially just responses are important and relevant (including how this will help organisations to meet statutory duties);
- principles for action for different groups;
- guidance on approaches to support local decision-makers to take account of the issues;
- information on how to respond and examples of actions taken, including case studies illustrating where practitioners have taken action (for example, to address social vulnerability, support community resilience).
When & Where
Climate Just training and development programme
Climate UK, in partnership with the Environment Agency's Climate Ready support service, is organising a training and development programme on the Climate Just tool over winter 2015/16. This series of free webinars and group training events is aimed at public service providers. Climate Just enables users to identify who is most socially vulnerable to extreme weather and why that is, find their location and understand what kind of actions can be taken to make a difference.
The training comprises:
1hr introductory webinar - what can the tool do for me?
3hr introductory session - learn how to use the tool
3hr intermediate session - explore applying the tool in practice
The Climate Just website and map tool was developed by Climate UK on behalf of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, in association with the University of Manchester and the Environment Agency and was launched in February 2015. 200 people participated in user testing and preview events prior to the launch and over 10,000 have visited since then.
One of the Climate Just preview events prior to the site launch
About Climate UK
Climate UK is a national network and not-for-profit community interest company that supports local organisations throughout the country to respond to the challenges that a changing climate presents.
NOTE, 1st December 2015
Quite a lot of people have booked on to the initial events and have then not turned up on the day. We understand that circumstances change and that you can't always make the date when it comes around, but please cancel your booking (or let us know) if this happens to you. This is out of courtesy to other delegates - we've had to turn some people away when events are fully booked, and to us - we plan these sessions to make them as relevant as possible to the participants.
We reserve the right to charge people who book on and who then don't show up without cancelling or notifying the organisers at least a day beforehand. A cancellation fee of £50 will be charged and sent in the form of an invoice to the person concerned.
These events are not free - they are being paid for by the Environment Agency's Climate Ready service so we can provide them at no cost to the participants.