UC Faculty Member Authors Report That Identifies Climate Equity Indicators by Area

February 01, 2022 3:54 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Source: UC News

By Angela Koenig

February 1, 2022

In a new report, Cincinnati leaders and residents can now see how each of the city’s 56 neighborhoods fare regarding climate factors.

Professor Carlie Trott, in UC’s Department of Psychology, authored the report and sees it as the foundation of a broad range of decision-making and action to provide redress to the inequities it details.

“We can think about 200,000 trees and we’re going to give 'X' amount to every neighborhood. But an equity perspective actually kind of takes a step back, looks at the realities in different neighborhoods and things about, where do we need to direct resources to prevent future climate harms?" she says, citing disparities in tree cover as one example.

The report, hosted on the Office of Environment and Sustainability (OES) website, is a collaboration between the city, the University of Cincinnati, residents and community partners — including Green Umbrella, billed as the regional sustainability alliance of Greater Cincinnati, and nonprofit Groundwork Ohio River Valley.

Listen to the WVXU interview with Dr. Trott

Read more about the report

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