Online Program

Communities can be stronger than climate change: The barriers and the opportunities

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 : 12:30 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.

Jalonne L. White-Newsome, BS, MS, PhD, Climate and Energy, Union of Concerned Scientists, Washington, DC
While communities of color, and/or low income are typically faced with multiple physical and social stressors, the impacts and experiences due to climate change adds to the burden being placed on environmental justice communities that are already disproportionately impacted by negative environmental exposures. In an effort to explore the unique dynamics between climate change and environmental justice communities, how these communities are differentially impacted will be discussed, as well as ideas about how to enhance community resilience through partnerships, policy and practice will be explored.

Learning Areas:

Environmental health sciences
Public health or related public policy

Learning Objectives:
Describe the differential impact of climate change on environmental justice communities. Demonstrate how communities are working to build resilience through various case studies across the country. Discuss the barriers and challenges that exist when trying to build community resilience. Compare examples of how national climate justice coalitions are addressing resilience through policy.

Keyword(s): Climate Change, Environmental Justice

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Dr. Jalonne L. White-Newsome is a Federal Policy Analyst for WE ACT for Environmental Justice, based in the Washington, DC office. In this capacity, she engages in advocacy and education on Capitol Hill, to ensure an environmental justice perspective is included in policy and legislative conversations on clean air, toxic chemicals, clean energy, climate change and adaptation.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.