Healthcare Professionals & Adaptation Planning for Vulnerable Communities: Friday, October 08, 2021 1500EDT
Adapting to climate change is not a question for the distant future. Communities are facing the impacts of a changing climate today. Growing floodplains, wildfire seasons, extreme weather, and unfamiliar vector-borne diseases are just a handful of impacts that require concrete changes in the ways governments, institutions, and communities operate. What does equitable, community-based adaptation look like? How can health professionals support these processes? Dr. Mustafa Santiago Ali will join us to explore these questions and the importance of hyper-local adaptation planning for vulnerable communities. Dr. Mustafa Santiago Ali worked for 24 years at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and was a founding member of the EPA’s Office of Environmental Justice (OEJ) before moving on to work for Hip-Hop Caucus. He currently serves as Vice President of Environmental Justice, Climate, and Community Revitalization at the National Wildlife Federation.
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