"Rather than being viewed as victims to be protected and saved, vulnerable communities should instead define, develop, and drive the solutions."
–Amee Raval quoting Pathways to Resilience: Transforming Cities in a Changing Climate (recording 00:44:20)
Emerging from the California advocacy landscape, report authors and experts Amee Raval of Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN) and Sona Mohnot of The Greenlining Institute speak to:
- Insights, frameworks, and tools that climate advocates nationwide can apply to integrating social equity considerations into advances in climate resiliency policies & programs (including mapping tools CalEnviroScreen for California and EJSCREEN for folks around the country);
- Specific areas where the climate advocacy community will need further research and data in order to meaningfully advance equitable climate resiliency plans & policies (and the research areas that are already covered!);
- What progress in California can teach advocates in other geographies about advancing equitable solutions for climate-resilient communities;
- And how and why addressing climate resilience builds into APEN and Greenlining’s Theory of Change and organizing strategies.
The last 25 minutes of the recording (beginning at 00:44:36) are dedicated to answering questions from webinar participants. You can access a copy of the slide deck by clicking the "Download File" button on this page.