Climate Action Panel: Viral Inequality and Urban Climate Justice
The School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs at Northeastern will host a virtual climate action panel on June 23rd from 12:00 – 1:00 pm. GRI Faculty Affiliates Joan Fitzgerald and Ted Landsmark will be featured in the panel and lead the discussions about environmental justice.
This moment requires every city to reframe urban climate action to emphasize remedies for the environmental and economic harm inflicted on communities of color. We have to move toward a zero-carbon economy while simultaneously remedying racial and economic inequality. Three authors from The American Prospect’s Green New Deal issue point the way.
Activist and journalist Julian Brave NoiseCat will discuss how Oakland is setting the agenda. Author and award-winning journalist Derrick Jackson will speak on green justice zones and related approaches to urban climate action. Professor and climate author Joan Fitzgerald will build on these cases with strategies for decarbonizing and revitalizing low-income neighborhoods to create opportunity. All three will reflect on building a national climate justice agenda to support cities. Ted Landsmark, Director of the SPPUA Dukakis Center, will moderate and field audience questions.
For more information and to register for the panel click here.