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Community-Centric Climate Solutions to Achieve Racial Justice
12:20 PM - 1:20 PM
Sat Nov 14, 2020
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COVID-19 has highlighted the pervasive environmental injustices that affect communities across the nation. Frontline, low-income, and other minoritized communities that suffer the worst effects of air and water pollution are also at greatest risk when disasters like hurricanes and wildfires strike. As the June 2020 House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis Report acknowledges, community-driven, equity-minded policy solutions are essential, especially for climate adaptation and resilience. Local, state and federal governments need to work with communities to enact lasting, equitable policies that address climate injustices. This panel seeks to address three main questions: How do you develop policies that meet communities needs?; how do you ensure communities are involved in developing those policy solutions?; and what does that community-focused policy look like on different level of government?

Speakers
Danny Richter Vice President of Government Affairs, Citizens Climate Lobby
Sacoby Wilson, Ph.D., MS Associate Professor, University of Maryland - College Park
Carolina Martinez Climate Justice Campaign Director, Environmental Health Coalition

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