CA Energy Commission
In California, climate change as well as many mitigation policies aimed to attenuate its effects may exert a disproportionate burden on lower socioeconomic status communities. By taking into consideration both vulnerability and exposure impacts, this study assessed where climate change adaptation efforts are most needed on geographic and social bases. The paper is divided into two main sections: (1) a literature review on available frameworks for climate change adaptation in the public health arena, and (2) a conceptual framework based on this literature review, using a three‐step procedure to assess vulnerabilities and exposures in the San Francisco Bay and Fresno regions.
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