When: Wednesday, January 19, 12:00–1:00 p.m. EST
Where: Zoom Webinar
On Wednesday, January 19, Resources for the Future (RFF) and the Urban Institute will host the fifth event in Exposure, a six-part webinar series on environmental justice. Effective partnerships between researchers and community organizations can advance understanding of the nature of environmental problems and underlying vulnerabilities in disadvantaged communities, as well as help to identify policy and program solutions. These partnerships leverage complementary knowledge bases and skill sets: researchers often bring data and analytical tools to carefully measure and document impacts; community organizations elevate the lived experiences and concerns of residents and expand the research findings. At this event, a panel of experts will discuss how to make these partnerships work to advance environmental justice knowledge and work toward equitable solutions to environmental problems.
- Eddie Bautista, New York City Environmental Justice Alliance
- Bonnie Keeler, University of Minnesota
- Michael Méndez, University of California, Irvine
- Anne Junod, Urban Institute (Moderator)
- Margaret Walls, Resources for the Future (Moderator)
About the Event Series
RFF and the Urban Institute are hosting a webinar series on the current state of environmental justice (EJ) research across disciplines, examining how research can inform policy and identifying remaining gaps in knowledge. With panels of experts from the research and EJ advocacy communities, the series will take a deep dive into issues related to cumulative environmental impacts, EJ screening tools, energy equity and transitions, benefit-cost analysis and regulatory design, disaster and climate adaptation, and the design of climate policies. The series will also ask how research can inform better policy design and public investments to remedy inequities, past and present. For more about this event series, please visit the RFF website.
Resources for the Future (RFF) is an independent, nonprofit research institution in Washington, DC. Our mission is to improve environmental, energy, and natural resource decisions through impartial economic research and policy engagement.