The Climate Just project team at the University of Manchester is pleased to announce that a new version of the Climate Just website is now live at www.climatejust.org.uk Climate Just is a freely available and powerful online resource first launched in February 2015 that enables public service providers to identify who is most socially vulnerable to climate change and why, where they are and what can be done. It consists of a map tool which helps visualise which places are most disadvantaged, together with extensive written materials that explain the maps and provide the evidence of the links between climate change, justice and vulnerability in the UK. Over the three years of the Climate Just tool being in the public domain, there have been almost 45,000 sessions by over 33,000 users, viewing over 95,000 pages on the website. Following several months of further development work the new version of the site features a number of improvements:
- New flood risk and social vulnerability data have been incorporated within the map tool.
- The new data is finer grained, includes future flood risk up to the 2050s (under 2 and 4 degree C climate scenarios) and includes Scotland and Wales for the first time.
- New terms and concepts are included for the first time: Social Flood Risk Index and Neighbourhood Flood Vulnerability Index, which help to provide new insights into the levels and distribution of flood disadvantage across England, Scotland and Wales.
- The Home Page has been refreshed and new search filters have been added to the Resource and Case Study libraries.
- All the JRF Climate Change research findings (27 reports) have been added to the site to make them easier to find.
- Six recent ‘Applying Climate Just in practice’ case studies have been added resulting from the 2016 Economic and Social Research Council supported impact assessment.
SWM supported Climate Just by running a training event at University of Birmingham en early January.