Focusing on Vancouver's Downtown Eastside (DTES) community, this report draws on academic literature, interviews with City staff, and published experiential accounts to explore the intersection of the climate crisis and housing crisis. Aiming first to understand the DTES community's climate-related challenges, needs, and resources, the report then offers recommendations for municipal policy and action to improve climate-related health equity for people experiencing homelessness in the DTES.

Partner: Union Gospel Mission (UGM)
Funder: UBC & City of Vancouver
Keywords: social sustainability, homelessness, climate action, climate equity

Taryn Plater