The first “Quebec Research Directory: Cities, Climate and Inequality” is launched

15 peer-reviewed research syntheses showing examples of inequalities in terms of distributive justice, as well as indications of inequalities in terms of procedural justice.

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How is it possible to address the impacts of climate change at the city level without creating or reinforcing inequitable dynamics? In order to share answers to this question, the World Regions Cities Network and the Canada Research Chair in Urban Climate Action are launching the first “Directory of Research in Quebec: Cities, Climate and Inequalities”

The Directory aims to gather, mobilize and disseminate recent research on the relationship between inequalities, climate action and socio-ecological transition in cities of different sizes and in various regions and contexts of the province. The syntheses produced focus on actions and approaches taken to adapt to the impacts of climate change and reduce our carbon footprint, in order to reduce the extent of future climate disruption and the factors of vulnerability to these hazards.

For this first phase, 15 syntheses written by researchers and students from across Quebec were reviewed by a scientific committee and published on the VRM Network website. A variety of sub-themes are addressed: adaptation, vulnerability, inequalities, socio-ecological transition, citizen and community initiatives, policy, governance as well as action research and participatory approaches. Click here to learn more about the background of the project. (LINK TO BE MODIFIED)

A second phase will be launched in the spring of 2023 to expand the call across Canada. The objective will also be to cover more components of inequalities to be considered in climate action and social-ecological transition initiatives, including contributions that adopt feminist, anti-racist and indigenous knowledge and experience perspectives. 

About the World Cities Regions Network (VRM)

The VRM network brings together more than one hundred researchers and students in the field of urban studies in Quebec. The Network invests in the field of urban development and planning, ensures the dissemination of research and urban innovations carried out in Quebec and trains students and new researchers within the network and promotes their professional integration. 

About the Canada Research Chair in Urban Climate Action

The Canada Research Chair in Urban Climate Action analyzes and contributes to the various forms of collective action in the face of climate change in urban regions, through comparative research and partnerships rooted in the community. The Chair carries out several projects and collaborations through four research axes that are at the heart of its mission: urban infrastructure in transition, climate justice, the transformation of suburban living environments and the emotions of climate action.

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