Ensuring Social Equity in Preparing for Climate Change: Challenges and Solutions

Webinar Date: 
February 12, 2015
Climate change is impacting communities of color disproportionately. To respond to these challenges the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Climate Justice Initiative is working to educate communities to adapt to climate change. Join Jacqui Patterson, Director of the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program, to learn about her work on equity indicators and applications. Also hear about how these innovative indicators are being applied in the planning of newly formed Eco-Districts in Longview, TX and Gulfport, MS. 
This is the sixth installment of the National Adaptation Webinar Series and is sponsored by EcoAdapt and hosted by CAKE.
Agenda & Speakers
  • 1:00-1:05 PM EST/ 10:00-10:05 AM PST Welcome and IntroductionsLara Hansen, Ph.D., Chief Scientist and Executive Director, EcoAdapt
  • 1:05-1:25 PM EST/10:05-10:25 AM PST Social equity indicators and opportunities for leadership in a new green economyJacqui Patterson, Director of the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program
  • 1:25-1:35 PM EST/ 10:25-10:35 AM PST Longview, TX Eco-District, Vik Verma and Branden Johnson, Longview Eco-District Coalition
  • 1:35-1:45 PM EST/ 10:35-10:45 AM PST Gulfport, MS Eco-District, Katherine Egland, Gulfport Eco-District
  • 1:45-2:00 PM EST/10:45-11:00 AM PST  Open discussion and questions for presenters.