The Quest for Environmental and Climate Justice

Civic Cleveland • 6 September 2018
Event date 16 Oct '18 04:30 pm - 05:30 pm
Event location Tinkham Veale University Center • 11038 Bellflower Rd, Cleveland, 44106, OH, United States
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2018 Issa Lecture: The Quest for Environmental and Climate Justice: Why Race and Place Still Matter

Climate change is the defining global environmental justice, human rights and public health issue of the twenty-first century. The most vulnerable populations will suffer the earliest and most damaging setbacks because of where they live, their limited income and economic means, and their lack of access to health care. Climate-sensitive hazards are forecast to increase in the coming years. However, not all of the populations residing within these hazard zones have the same capacity to prepare for, respond to, cope with, and rebound from disaster events. Professor Robert D. Bullard’s presentation will focus primarily on the need for empowering vulnerable populations, identifying environmental justice and climate change “hot-spot” zones and designing fair, just and effective adaptation, mitigation, emergency management and community resilience and disaster recovery strategies. He will also discuss his book, The Wrong Complexion for Protection, which analyzes more than eight decades of government response to natural and human-made disasters. He will offer strategies to dismantle institutional policies and practices that create, exacerbate and perpetuate inequality and vulnerability before and after disasters strike. 

Free and open to the public. Registration requested.

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Upcoming in 20 hours Add to Calender 2018-10-16 20:30:00 2018-10-16 20:30:00 The Quest for Environmental and Climate Justice 2018 Issa Lecture: The Quest for Environmental and Climate Justice: Why Race and Place Still Matter Climate change is the defining global environmental justice, human rights and public health issue of the twenty-first century. The most vulnerable populations will suffer the earliest and most damaging setbacks because of where they live, their limited income and economic means, and their lack of access to health care. Climate-sensitive hazards are forecast to increase in the coming years. However, not all of the populations residing within these hazard zones have the same capacity to prepare for, respond to, cope with, and rebound from disaster events. Professor Robert D. Bullard’s presentation will focus primarily on the need for empowering vulnerable populations, identifying environmental justice and climate change “hot-spot” zones and designing fair, just and effective adaptation, mitigation, emergency management and community resilience and disaster recovery strategies. He will also discuss his book, The Wrong Complexion for Protection, which analyzes more than eight decades of government response to natural and human-made disasters. He will offer strategies to dismantle institutional policies and practices that create, exacerbate and perpetuate inequality and vulnerability before and after disasters strike.  Free and open to the public. Registration requested. https://www.facebook.com/events/1870974702987593/ Tinkham Veale University Center America/New_York public Climate Racial Justice #environmentaljustice