Social vulnerability to climate change: a review of concepts and evidence

Date Published 2017, February 27

Authors Ilona M. Otto, Diana Reckien, Christopher, P. O. Reyer, Rachel Marcus, Virginie Le Masson, Lindsey Jones, Andrew Norton, Olivia Serdeczny

Journal Regional Environmental Change
2017, pp 1–12, DOI: 10.1007/s10113-017-1105-9

This article provides a review of recent scientific literature on social vulnerability to climate change, aiming to determine which social and demographic groups, across a wide range of geographical locations, are the most vulnerable to climate change impacts within four well-being dimensions: health, safety, food security, and displacement.