Resilience as economic driver? How climate action can curb inequality

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It’s sometimes hard to understand how fighting the negative effects of climate change relates to the economic success of America, including its most vulnerable citizens. We talk a lot about this at Urban Solutions, and it was articulated extremely well during a recent presentation by President Barack Obama’s top budget expert.

At his recent talk in Washington on “Building Climate Resilience for Equitable Communities,” Office of Management and Budget Director Shaun Donovan said he sees action on climate change as not just the defining environmental challenge of our time, but as a way to grow the economy and allow for everyone to share in the growth, “including, and especially, those who have historically been left behind.”

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