Aired on 2/27/2017
2017 was the American Public Health Association’s “Year of Climate Change and Health”. Please watch APHA, Center for Climate Change and Health, Island Press and the Security and Sustainability Forum in a very special kick-off webinar on Climate Justice Changes Health: Local, Tribal, Global, and Generational. The webinar panelists are engaged in the fight for climate justice and healthy communities. They are exploring how climate justice is the best strategy to address both climate change and health inequities in the US and around the world.
Linda Rudolph is the Director of the Climate Change and Public Health Project in the Public Health Institute’s Center for Climate Change and Public Health. She is also the principal investigator on a PHI project to advance the integration of Health in All Policies in local jurisdictions around California.
Surili Patel is a senior program manager for environmental health in the American Public Health Association’s Center for Public Health Policy.
Jacqui Patterson is the Director of the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program. Since 2007 Jacqui has served as coordinator and co-founder of Women of Color United.
Renzo Guinto, MD, focuses on the nexus of climate change, energy, and health. He served as manager of the Healthy Energy Initiative of Health Care Without Harm in Asia, co-investigator at the Universal Health Care Study Group of the University of the Philippines, and consultant in the International Organization for Migration and Philippine Department of Health.
Lisa Hoyos is the Director of Climate Parents. She has been a campaigner in the labor and environmental movements for over twenty years, having worked with such organizations as the BlueGreen Alliance (a clean energy jobs advocacy organization), the AFL-CIO and Greenpeace.
Amy Vanderwarker is the Co-Director of the California Environmental Justice Alliance and manages its Climate Justice program. She has crisscrossed the state to support on-the-ground struggles for healthy places to live, work and play from Calexico on the border of Mexico to the Klamath Basin at the border of Oregon.
Patricia Cochran, Executive Director of the Alaska Native Science Commission, is on the Climate Justice webinar panel. ANSC brings together research and science in partnership with Alaska Native communities. Patricia was born and raised in Nome, Alaska. She previously served as Chair of the 2009 Indigenous Peoples’ Global Summit on Climate Change and is Co-Chair of the Indigenous Peoples’ Global Network on Climate Change. Patricia is the past Chair of the Inuit Circumpolar Council; former Chair of the Indigenous Peoples’ Secretariat to the 8 nation, Arctic Council; and former Arctic Representative to the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.