As so many of us have seen and experienced, climate change disproportionately burdens communities of color and other underserved populations, creating additional health risks and worsening inequities. Grassroots, community-based organizations (CBOs) across the country have been responding to this threat in real time with innovative solutions – even with limited resources. Equipped with the knowledge of what their communities need to stay safe and healthy, these CBOs are partnering with other local organizations and funders who understand that local approaches to climate change relief and protection are as critical as large-scale, global policy change.
During the webinar, speakers discussed the relationship between climate change and health equity. Over the course of an hour, climate equity leaders covered: