Give California planners your thoughts on the 2017 update to the Safeguarding California plan. Environmental and health equity organizations are hosting this meeting to gather input on the state’s climate adaptation strategies: how we manage our water, grow our food, transport our goods, and live our daily lives around the climate and weather we experience.
Communities of color, low-income, and other vulnerable communities including immigrants, refugees, and limited English speaking populations, experience climate readiness differently, often with less resources to manage the impacts of climate change. That’s why it’s important to make sure their voices are heard.
The Safeguarding California Plan: 2017 Update is intended to communicate current and needed actions that state government should take to build climate change resiliency. The plan includes the state’s ongoing and planned actions for climate adaptation, identifies gaps and concerns, and provides recommendations on how to improve government responses to climate risk. At this convening we will specifically discuss the link between public health and climate justice as it relates to climate adaptation.
The goals of the meeting are:
- Obtain your feedback on how the State can improve its climate readiness plan to improve the opportunities for low-income, communities of color, and other vulnerable communities’ resilience in climate change.
- See your input on the updated Safeguarding California 2017 plan, specifically on the public health sector.
- Discuss other sectors of interest and next steps.
This meeting is sponsored by: The California-Pan Ethnic Health Network, Asian Pacific Environmental Network, Greenlining Institute, Public Health Institute Center for Climate Change and Health, and PolicyLink.
Tues May 30, 12 – 4 PM
Nile Hall, Preservation Park
1233 Preservation Park Way, Oakland