Join Resources for the Future (RFF) and the Urban Institute on Thursday, June 17, for the third event in Exposure, a six-part webinar series on environmental justice. Who stands to win—or lose—as a result of climate change? The impacts of temperature increases, sea level rise, and extreme weather events often hit low-income neighborhoods and communities of color particularly hard. Government policies can exacerbate these problems because investments in hazard mitigation and the disbursement of disaster aid often disproportionately benefit wealthier households and neighborhoods. This panel will discuss research in this area, grassroots advocacy, and policy challenges and solutions.
Sonal Jessel, WE ACT for Environmental Justice
Carolyn Kousky, Wharton Risk and Decision Processes Center, University of Pennsylvania
Earthea Nance, Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs, Texas Southern University
Eric Tate, Department of Geographical and Sustainability Sciences, University of Iowa
Carlos Martín, Urban Institute (moderator)
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.