Social impacts of climate change: examining the implications for fuel affordability inequalities

Project Details

This project aims to examine the effect of climate change and extreme weather events on temporal and spatial inequalities in fuel affordability. Using a population based longitudinal dataset spanning over 20 years merged with external information on temperature and extreme heat and cold events, we will investigate the spatial differences and temporal changes in fuel affordability across different climate regions in Australia. Fuel poverty measures will be tracked for people with and without the exposure to extreme heat or extreme cold, for communities across geographic areas that experienced different temperate changes, and over time with the change of temperature and occurrence of extreme weather events.



This project is funded by the Fuel Poverty Research Network.

Project period

2022 – 2023


Dr Ang Li

Research Group

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Department / Centre

Centre for Health Policy

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