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Adapting to climate change – vulnerable people:

In conversation with Karen Appleby

Older people and other groups are vulnerable during extreme weather events and with climate change. Karen Appleby talks about how well our governments and institutions are adapting and the implications for social workers.

Karen Appleby is passionate about social justice and the impacts of climate change on vulnerable members of our community. Karen recently completed a project that received an award from Resilience Australia Awards (NSW) for recognition in preparing the Sutherland Shire community for natural disasters. Currently working in local government in statutory reporting, Karen has previously held the position of Community Development Officer with a focus on the aged, disability, youth and the multicultural community. Recently completing a Master of Gerontology at Charles Sturt University, her dissertation formed the basis of the paper “Climate Change Adaptation: Community Action, Disadvantaged Groups and Practice Implications for Social Work”.

Recommended citation – APA6th

Fronek, P. (Host). (2016, February 9). Adapting to climate change – vulnerable people: In conversation with Karen Appleby [Episode 81]. Podsocs. Podcast retrieved Month Day, Year, from http://www.podsocs.com/podcast/adapting-to-climate-change-vulnerable-people/.

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Appleby, K., Bell, K., & Boetto, H. (2015). Climate change adaptation: Community action, disadvantaged groups and practice implications for social work. Australian Social Work, 1-14. doi:10.1080/0312407X.2015.1088558