Join Resources for the Future and the Urban Institute on Wednesday, July 21, for the fourth event in Exposure, a multi-part webinar series on environmental justice. Government agencies use benefit-cost analysis and related economic decision tools to determine where, what, and who receives federal dollars for infrastructure investments. During this event, experts from a range of scholarly, policy, and advocacy backgrounds will discuss “the good, the bad, and the ugly” in the use of these tools as applied to investments in hazard mitigation, climate adaptation, and water infrastructure. They will also offer suggestions for how social equity and justice can factor into good financial decisionmaking at all levels of government.
Amy Chester, Rebuild by Design
Carlos Martín, Urban Institute
Chrishelle Palay, Houston Organizing Movement for Equity (HOME) Coalition
Leonard Shabman, Resources for the Future
Margaret Walls, Resources for the Future (moderator)
About the Event Series
Resources for the Future (RFF) and the Urban Institute are hosting a webinar series on the current state of EJ research across disciplines, examining how research can inform policy and identifying remaining gaps in knowledge. With panels of experts from the research and EJ advocacy communities, the series will take a deep dive into issues related to cumulative environmental impacts, EJ screening tools, energy equity and transitions, benefit-cost analysis and regulatory design, disaster and climate adaptation, and the design of climate policies. The series will also ask how research can inform better policy design and public investments to remedy inequities, past and present. For more about this event series, visit the RFF website.