Climate Change and Health – Chapter 10 – Inequality

The film clip above is a section from the video you saw on the first page; watch this segment to remind you of the main issues related to this topic.


  1. Is climate change expected to increase or decrease health inequalities? In what ways and for whom (consider social status, geographic location, access to power, benefit from carbon energy, etc).
  2. Can climate change be understood as a form of structural violence? Why or why not?


  1. Boeckmann M, Zeeb H. 2014. Using a Social Justice and Health Framework to Assess European Climate Change Adaptation Strategies. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 11(12): 12389–12411. → Access here
  2. United Nations. 2009. Women, Gender Equality and Climate Change. → Access here
  3. Public Health Institute. 2015. Climate Change, Health, and Equity: Opportunities for Action. → Access here