ABOUT THE MEETING
The California-Pan Ethnic Health Network, Asian Pacific Environmental Network, Greenlining Institute, PolicyLink, and the Public Health Institute Center for Climate Change and Health invite you to participate in a discussion on May 30th from 12:00 to 4:00 to provide feedback on the forthcoming Safeguarding California Plan: 2017 Update.
As you know, California’s adaptation strategies (also called climate resilience or readiness) include 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.
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 Safeguarding California plan seeks to:
- Highlight climate risks facing various sectors and regions across California (see below for the full list of sectors included in the report),
- Show and measure progress to date, and
- Provide a clear roadmap for scaling up ongoing efforts and engage in new activities to protect the state’s people, economy, and environment.
The Goal of the Event: We invite you to discuss how California, specifically the Bay Area, can prepare for climate change and its impact on low-income, communities of color, immigrant and LEP communities. In addition, we hope to hear your suggestions and feedback on Safeguarding California 2017 and how the plan will specifically impact these communities.
The Safeguarding California 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 in the following sectors:
- Biodiversity and Habitat
- Emergency Services
- Land Use and Community Development
- Ocean and Coastal Ecosystems and Resources
- Public Health
For more information: Please view the 2009 California Adaptation Strategy and the 2014 Safeguarding California reports.
In an effort to be more environmentally friendly, CPEHN will not be providing any handouts at the event, including PowerPoint presentations. Handouts will be available on this page a few days before the convening. A participant list will be emailed after the event.
A special thanks to our co-hosts:
- Asian Pacfic Environmental Network
- Greenlining Institute
- Public Health Institute Center for Climate Change and Health
A special thanks to our funders, who help make our events possible:
- The California Department of Public Health
- The California Endowment
- The California Wellness Foundation
Please contact Aviva Prager if you have any questions at (510) 832-1160 or firstname.lastname@example.org.