Policy Development Is Key to Tackling Climate Change Vulnerability, Says Dan Kammen

AP News: EcoBlock co-PI and UC Berkeley professor Dan Kammen discussed the disproportionate impacts of climate change as noted in a recent United Nations (UN) Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report.

“[The] poor, ethnic minorities, and women are very clearly the most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change that we are already seeing today: heat waves; displacement and smoke due to fires; and price shocks due to supply chain interruptions, higher energy prices,” said Kammen, who was a lead coordinating author on the IPCC reports. “A natural start is to develop policies to target these underserved communities with enhanced attention and support.”

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Meeting of the EcoBlocks

Members of the Oakland EcoBlock team met with Dan Hellmuth, the President and Director of Design for the Urban EcoBlock, to discuss their respective initiatives and explore future opportunities for collaboration.