Climate Equity Indicators


The Office of Environment & Sustainability works to understand the ways the climate crisis will impact government operations, quality of life for residents of Cincinnati, and what actions are necessary to reduce these impacts.  In planning for climate resilience, it becomes clear that some members of our city and neighborhoods are more vulnerable to climate threats than others.  To better understand those vulnerabilities, and to help develop strategies to address this challenge, OES has partnered with the University of Cincinnati, Green Umbrella, Groundwork Ohio River Valley, and Adaptation International to develop this analysis of climate equity indicators. This work was made possible by a grant from Kapwa Consulting.

Climate Equity Indicators (PDF)

**Updated information on Cincinnati's Urban Tree Canopy is now available here.  The data presented in this dashboard is the most accurate and up-to-date information to be used as the guide for neighborhood canopy coverage percentages, land cover classification, and specific areas of need.

The climate crisis acts like a risk multiplier, exploiting vulnerabilities and making existing problems worse.  This report highlights key climate risks, and the geographic, social, and economic factors that should be considered in assessing vulnerability.

To find climate equity indicator information by neighborhood, select from below:

Avondale Bond Hill California Camp Washington
Carthage Clifton College Hill Columbia Tusculum
Corryville CUF Downtown East End
East Price Hill East Walnut Hills East Westwood Evanston
Hartwell Hyde Park Kennedy Heights Linwood
Lower Price Hill & Queensgate Madisonville Mt. Adams Mt. Airy
Mt. Auburn Mt. Lookout Mt. Washington North Avondale & Paddock Hills
North Fairmount & English Woods Northside Oakley Over-the-Rhine
Pendleton Pleasant Ridge Riverside & Sedamsville Roselawn
Sayler Park South Cumminsville & Millvale South Fairmount Spring Grove Village
Villages at Roll Hill Walnut Hills West End West Price Hill
Westwood Winton Hills    

This analysis will help the City and community partners develop strategies to build a more sustainable, equitable, and resilient future. Many of those strategies are outlined in the Green Cincinnati Plan, including strategies such as:

The Climate Equity Indicators report will be a foundational data set to inform the development of future Green Cincinnati Plan recommendations.