To date, climate adaptation has mostly focused on protecting physical assets from potentially catastrophic climatic changes. While the lack of human vulnerability and equity components in adaptation plans and policies has been critiqued by many, this has not yet led to climate adaptation planning and policymaking processes that situates people's health and well-being front and center.
This book examines how cities can use a public health frame of climate change to boost people's understanding of and concern about climate change and increase policy support for climate adaptation efforts at the local level. In addition, it aims to strengthen our understanding of different tools cities can use to operationalize a focus on the health implications of climate change, enhance collective decision-making capacities, and, ultimately, build human resilience to climate change.
Dr. Ella Jusin Kim is at the World Bank, where she specializes in climate change and disaster risk management. She obtained her Ph.D. in environmental planning and public policy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2018.
List of Figures and Tables; Acknowledgments; Chapter 1 Introduction; Chapter 2 Cities, Climate Change, and Public Health; Chapter 3 Collective Climate Adaptation at the Local Level; Chapter 4 Framing Climate Change as a Public Health Issue; Chapter 5 Role- Play Simulations; Chapter 6 Digital Games; Chapter 7 Role- Play Simulations versus Digital Games; Chapter 8 Discussion and Policy Recommendations; Appendix A. Issue Framing Vignettes; Appendix B. Issue Framing Survey Questions; Appendix C. Role- Play Simulation Before- Survey Questions; Appendix D. Role- Play Simulation After- Survey Questions; Appendix E. Role- Play Simulation Facilitator Questionnaire; Appendix F. Role- Play Simulation Debriefi ng Script; Appendix G. Role- Play Simulation Post- Game Interview Questions; Appendix H. Role- Play Simulation Workshop Sample Characteristics; Appendix I. Digital Game Before- Survey Questions; Appendix J. Digital Game After- Survey Questions; Appendix K. Digital Game Post- Game Interview Questions; Appendix L. Digital Game Sample Characteristics; References; Index.