Equity and Adaptation for Vulnerable Communities

June 11, 2013 - 10:00am - 11:30amRegistration Closed
 This session brings together leading experts in environmental justice and community adaptation whose presentations will highlight the need, and steps being taken, for adaptation implementation plans that incorporate consideration of vulnerable communities, recognizing that low income, elderly, communities of color and indigenous peoples are often the first and worst hit by the effects of climate change. These communities are already the most stressed and the least able to adapt. In addition, vulnerable natural resources are frequently hard hit by climate impacts, as well as the communities that depend on them. Federal, State and local perspectives and lessons learned will be presented.
 Moderator: Leanne Nurse, EPA, Office of Policy
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 Jalonne White-Newsome, Federal Policy Analyst, WE ACT for Environmental Justice, New York, NY
 Addressing climate change impacts on vulnerable urban populations
 Presentation: MP4 File (22 minutes, 15.5 MB)
 Lisa Garcia, Associate Assistant Administrator for Environmental Justice, US Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC
 Empowering vulnerable populations to effectively adapt to climate change
 Presentation: Slides MP4 File (18 minutes, 12.5 MB)
 Jennifer Pagach, Climate Outreach, Education and Adaptation, Office of Long Island Sound Programs, Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, Hartford, CT
 Indiscriminate Nature: Lessons learned through storms and community adaptation in Connecticut
 Presentation: MP4 File (30 minutes, 21.7 MB)
 Question & Answer Recording: MP4 File (12 minutes, 7.41 MB)

    Phone: 919-515-3184