POC - Prioritizing Environmental Justice in a Changing Climate Forum

Prioritizing Environmental Justice in a Changing Climate Forum | Potomac Officers Club

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Climate Change has elevated environmental justice (EJ), equity and diversity to everyday conversations. The key to environmental justice effectiveness is to identify, engage, educate and ultimately resource those disadvantaged communities to ensure climate change mitigation, resilience and adaptation is applied equally to those communities. This forum will focus on the impacts of climate change to disadvantaged communities to include a discussion of the federal government’s Justice40 initiative and the tools to better understand at risk people and communities. The Justice40 Initiative is the government’s efforts to deliver at least 40 percent of the overall benefits from certain climate related federal investments to disadvantaged communities. The forum will feature invited speakers focused on environmental justice issues and moderated by CNN/PBS’s Miles O’Brien, on what the government, academia and industry can and should be doing with respect to environmental justice solutions. Specific topics will address EJ challenges with respect to public health, community involvement, infrastructure, natural resources, energy and finance, to highlight susceptibility to the impacts of climate change on our most disadvantaged communities.





1:00pm 1:05pm

Welcome & Introductions: Steve Ambrose

1:05pm 2:55pm

Panel: Morgan Higman, Miles O'Brien (moderator), Dr. Reginald Swift and Matthew Tejada

2:55pm 3:00pm

Closing Comments

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