UKGBC is partnering with Building & Cities to deliver our next University Research Forum on climate justice.

Vulnerability to climate impacts is unevenly distributed due to pre-existing patterns of privilege and marginalization within society. Low income, socially and economically marginalized communities, individuals suffering from chronic diseases or social isolation, older and young people, and vulnerable populations will be disproportionately affected by climate change due to their limited ability to adapt. In addition, some mitigation and adaptation programmes may actually exacerbate existing vulnerabilities or create new ones for marginalised people.

This forum will bring together existing research from academic institutions on this important topic and discuss what further work needs to be done, both by industry and academia. Key findings are presented from a special issue of Buildings & Cities journal: “Climate Justice: The Role of the Built Environment“.


  • Sophia Cox, Sustainability Advisor, UKGBC
  • Anna Mavrogianni, Associate Professor in Sustainable Building and Urban Design, University College London
  • Sonja Klinsky, Associate Professor – School of Sustainability, Arizona State University
  • Nicola Willand, Lecturer – School of Property, Construction and Project Management, RMIT University
  • Paula Vandergert, Senior Research Fellow – Sustainability Research Institute, University of East London

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