Climate change and climate policy impacts are not uniformly distributed across different population segments, locations, and time. Evaluating the vulnerabilities of communities through an environmental justice lens is critical to understanding economic and health impacts, the viability of climate policies, and enhancing the resilience of the most vulnerable communities.
Evaluating solutions for a climate-secure future takes a well-integrated, multi-disciplinary team of social scientists, environmental scientists, engineers, urban planners, data and geospatial scientists, statisticians, programmers, and public communication specialists. RTI’s team, with diverse and complementary capabilities, supports our clients in addressing and managing climate change risks and consequences. Our experts support our clients in understanding:
- Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Characterization and analysis of pollution sources and controls
- Climate Change Impacts: Understanding how changing climate impacts our health and welfare and our options for adaptation and resilience
- Analysis Tools: Simulating physical, technological, and economic systems
- Climate Change Policy and Solutions: Assessing policy costs, impacts, and effectiveness and developing meaningful and cost-effective solutions to the many hazards posed by climate change