The idea of equality versus equity has been coming up in many discussions around the Lotus office. But what does it all mean? Equity and equality are terms sometimes used in the same context in our society. In a general sense, they both suggest the idea of everything being fair or even; however, they mean different things. We can help explain the understand the difference and how they relate to sustainability efforts. Part 1 of this blog provides a high-level view of what the two terms mean and how they broadly apply to the world of sustainability. Part 2 of the series will dive into more detail and discuss how the terms are applied when evaluating emission reduction and climate adaptation strategies.
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