Climate justice and flood governance: Are New York’s flood-governance networks equipped to succeed?
|Rahm, Brian G.
|The Research & Policy Brief Series is a publication of Cornell University’s Department of Global Development.
|Climate justice is a social movement linking social justice to the fight against climate change, the effects of which can exacerbate social inequality. Disadvantaged groups are disproportionately impacted by sea-level rise, extreme precipitation, extreme heat, and drought. The rising threat of flooding is particularly concerning in the Northeast U.S. Flooding, like many natural hazards, overburdens historically marginalized communities such as black, indigenous, people of color, low-income, and the elderly. In the U.S., climate injustice can be traced back to unequal land access stemming from policies and practices that pushed groups to live on marginal lands (e.g. wetlands and floodplains). Furthermore, mainstream environmental movements have historically failed to recognize the perspectives of non-white people, particularly black, indigenous, and immigrant peoplev, resulting in a landscape of natural hazards management and climate change preparedness in which the interests of marginalized groups are significantly underrepresented
|Cornell University Department of Global Development
|Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International
|Climate justice and flood governance: Are New York’s flood-governance networks equipped to succeed?