This webinar will explore the ways in which climate change and racial justice issues intersect, placing communities of color at greater risk of adverse impacts from changing climate conditions.
Topics to be discussed:
- Provide an overview of the history of environmental injustice in the US
- Explore the ways in which disproportionate exposure to climate hazards is connected to this history, how climate change affects access to capital, and the linkages and implications for communities of color
- Discuss opportunities for social equity to be integrated into climate adaptation and investment and lending decisions
- Natalie Ambrosio Preudhomme, Director, Communications, Four Twenty Seven (Moderator)
- Jesse Keenan, Associate Professor and Social scientist, School of Architecture, Tulane University
- Ram Sri-Saravanapavaan, Lead Analyst, Global Environment, Social & Governance (ESG) and Climate Risk, Moody’s Investors Service
- Michael Méndez, Assistant Professor, School of Social Ecology, Department of Urban Planning and Public Policy, University of California, Irvine
- Yoon Kim, Managing Director, Global Client Services, Four Twenty Seven.