Why climate disasters hurt the poor the most and what we can do about it

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People work surrounded by debris in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma in the Virgin Islands. (AP/Gabi Gonzalez)
In Governing, Joyce Coffee — President of Climate Resilience Consulting and UREx SRN Management Team member — has authored a piece inspired by The Rising to the Challenge, Together Report. Coffee details how disasters do discriminate between the rich and poor, contrary to popular belief, and what some communities are doing to fight the widening inequality caused by these disasters.