Understanding Climate Vulnerability

Webinar Date
May 13, 2021
Land Trust Alliance
About This Webinar

Climate change will negatively impact natural systems and our lives in many ways. Depending on your location, you may see more wildfires, extreme heat, flooding, water shortages and increased precipitation in the years to come. People living in poverty, communities of color, immigrants, people living with disability and the elderly are expected to suffer disproportionately from problems caused by a changing climate.  In this webinar we will discuss questions of vulnerability and equity as it relates to the impacts of climate change and explore new tools available to help land trusts better understand the dynamics of their own communities. 

Join Kelly Pohl, Associate Director at Headwaters Economics, for a look at the Neighborhood at Risk Tool, which helps communities visualize vulnerability and make informed decisions to better adapt to climate change.  In addition, Kelly will share new resources to help land trusts and decision-makers understand wildfire risks and actions for their communities. 

The session will include a showcase of how Conservation Trust for North Carolina and the Trust for Public Lands in Oregon are working to help communities increase their climate resilience.

Here’s a look at what we will cover:

  • The inequitable burden of climate risk to low-income, communities of color, and other historically marginalized or underserved populations

  • Tools and resources to better understand climate impacts and the socioeconomic dynamics of their communities 

  • Case studies of land trusts building authentic partnerships with the goal of  building community resilience to climate impacts

  • New resources to help land trusts and decision-makers understand wildfire risks and actions for their communities.