Spotlight on Climate and Environmental Justice08 July 2020
The recent Black Lives Matter protests in the United States, combined with the unequal impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic and other recent events, have put a spotlight on how the worst impacts of climate and environmental change almost always fall on the poorest and most marginalized communities. In the US, and in many other countries, that usually means that communities of color bear the brunt of the damage.
In this webinar, we discuss environmental justice and its role in broader conversations about systematic racism and public health.
- Lisa Garcia, previously a senior advisor to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and chief advocate for Environmental Justice for New York State who is now head of Fix, Grist’s solutions lab
- Drew Costley, a staff writer and multimedia journalist at OneZero on Medium (@drewcostley)
- Sweta Daga, a freelance reporter based in India who served as a Fellow for the People’s Archive of Rural India (@DangerDaga)