What are the social impacts of climate change?

Climate change poses one of the greatest risks facing society. This includes the direct effects we might see of increased flooding, higher temperatures and drought. It also includes the increase we might see in the costs of living as food and fuel prices rise.

Our work on climate change and social justice provides evidence on which people and places will be affected in the UK and how this may link to poverty and disadvantage as well as the equity of emerging responses. It covers:

  • Social impacts of climate change and adaptation responses
  • Socially just mitigation policies and fuel poverty
  • Public engagement with and responses to climate change.

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