US Climate and Health Alliance

Social Justice in Climate Change Adaptation: Beyond Sea Level Rise

Location: Ed Roberts Campus, 3075 Adeline St. (Located at Ashby BART station) Berkeley, CA 94703

Sponsor: Resilient Communities Initiative (RCI)

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What are the disproportionate impacts of climate change on households most at risk, including people of color, with low incomes, or with disabilities? How can community leaders and agency staff work together to systematize social justice in climate resilience?

Join grassroots leaders from the Resilient Communities Initiative (RCI), and key agency staff from the Office of Planning and Research (OPR), California Department of Public Health, and other agencies in the second joint policy workshop in a series that seeks to identify how communities most at-risk from climate change can move from input to leadership in resilience policies. The workshop will focus on systematizing and funding social justice in climate resilience planning.

The RCI’s first joint policy workshop brought together 90 grassroots community leaders and agency staff to tackle social justice in sea level rise and flooding. Several promising regional joint initiatives between community groups and agencies are emerging as a result. This workshop will focus on other ways climate change impacts the Bay Area.

Key justice and equity issues to be addressed include:

  • Heat emergencies and air quality
  • Guaranteeing access to food, water, and electricity
  • Equity in emergency preparedness and response
  • Housing, social cohesion, and displacement
  • Systematizing equity in government decisions and policies.

This joint policy workshop is part of the Regional Resilient Leadership Academy series presented by the Resilient Communities Initiative to bring grassroots community leaders most impacted by climate change together with key governmental staff to build long-term partnerships.

Dinner provided, and complimentary translation services and childcare available upon request — see registration page for details.

Special thanks to the Kresge Foundation, San Francisco Foundation, and Marin Community Foundation for supporting the Regional Resilience Leadership Academy Policy Workshop Series.