Climate Conversation: Environmental Justice

Apr 26, 2024 |
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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine hosts a monthly webinar series to convene high-level, cross-cutting, nonpartisan conversations about issues relevant to policy action on climate change.

The focus of the April webinar was environmental justice and the Academy was a cohost. The event featured the work of the Academy's Commission on Accelerating Climate Action with Commission member Hilary C. Tompkins. 

Participants discussed how to reconcile different understandings of environmental justice, the importance of community engagement in a just transition, and how centering environmental justice can accelerate implementation of climate-friendly policies.

Learn more about this climate conversation and register on the NASEM website. 

Learn more about the Academy's climate commission, strategies, and recommendations here