Protecting most vulnerable in climate emergencies

In climate disasters, research shows people with disabilities are four times more likely to die.

The vulnerability of such community members was discussed at a recent disability and climate change workshop held by council.

Disability advocates Lefa Singleton Norton, Jax Brown and Heather Lawson proposed solutions to better include people with a disability in the discussion around climate adaptation.

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Topics:
Accessibility, Access, Inclusion, Emergency management

Author:
Jonty Ralphsmith

Source:
Dandenong Star Journal

Date published:
Sun 19th Jun, 2022