Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation recognises the importance of health equity in strengthening community resilience to climate change and disasters.
Our health and resilience depend on many interconnected factors, including a healthy environment, a sense of purpose, social connections, and healthy housing. Yet, through historic and systemic disparities, such factors are not equitably distributed, making some communities more vulnerable than others to disasters and climate change.
For everyone to have equal prospects of good health and a dignified life, our pandemic recovery and climate change actions must improve these determinants of health and support community capacities to nurture healthy and climate resilient futures. In short, the determinants of health are the foundations of resilience, and health equity, the foundation of climate justice.
The Foundation is working towards achieving the following Outcomes:
Communities shape regenerative and just climate change resilience
Greater Melbourne’s food systems are equitable, healthy, sustainable, and resilient
The health and community sectors can support community resilience to climate change and disasters, including pandemics and other shocks
Click on each of the Outcomes below for further information.