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 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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