TFAH Launches Climate Change Case Studies Series

This week, the Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) launched a new series of case studies examining efforts by states and localities in conceptualizing and implementing climate change adaptation programs that are focused on equity. The case series follows a December 2020 TFAH and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Report, “Climate Change & Health: Assessing State Preparedness.”

TFAH made available an Introduction and Part I of the series, Advancing Procedural Equity in Climate Adaptation. The first installment highlights case studies that advance procedural equity, or the degree to which the process undertaken to conceptualize, design, and administer adaptive policies and programs that are inclusive and accessible to the community. Included in the first installment is a case study on SB 1072 (Chapter 377, Statutes of 2018) in Californiawhich established a regional climate collaborative program under the direction of the Strategic Growth Council.

Part II of the case studies series will be released this fall and will focus on distributional equity. More information on the series is available here.