Continuing to demonstrate industry leadership and expertise, senior climate adaptation planner Jeff Malloy recently published an article in the academic journal, Climatic Change. In the article, Jeff offers a review of relevant literature on the theoretical underpinnings of socially just climate adaptation solutions. He suggests that three criteria must be met to achieve just adaptation:
- Giving socially vulnerable groups power in the decision-making process
- Recognizing the causes of systemic social injustice
- Focusing on incremental evaluations to avoid the considerations of socially vulnerable groups from falling from policy implementation
Jeff’s article also develops a novel framework to evaluate the implementation of climate adaption. Excitingly, the article was cited in the Georgetown Climate Center’s Equitable Adaptation Legal & Policy Toolkit (published 7/29/2020), demonstrating the important insights it lends to this field.
Jeff’s strong academic credentials are an asset to BSC’s resiliency studio, which regularly works to develop climate solutions that benefit all community members. He recently has applied this skillset to projects in Everett, Sheffield, and Athol.