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The Importance of Climate Justice in Achieving Health Equity

Apr 22 2021, 15:00 BST - Apr 22 2021, 16:00 BST

Apr 22 2021, 10:00 EDT - Apr 22 2021, 11:00 EDT

The NYC Mayor’s Office for International Affairs, NYC Mayor’s Office of Climate and Sustainability, C40 Cities and UN-Habitat

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The Importance of Climate Justice in Achieving Health Equity

This virtual event will bring together local and global leaders in a panel discussion on the importance of climate justice in achieving health equity. Panelists will explore the movement towards environmental justice and share reflections on the long-term impacts of COVID-19 on the intersections of climate change and public health. The discussion will also draw on the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals and Voluntary Local Review as tools to build a more equitable, sustainable, and resilient future.

Opening & closing remarks by: Penny Abeywardena| Commissioner for International Affairs, City of New York Lara Croushore| NYC Mayor’s Office of Climate and Sustainability

Keynote remarks by:

Elliott Harris| Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development and Chief Economist, UN DESA

Panel Discussion:

Adriana Espinoza| Senior Advisor for Environmental Justice, City of New York (Moderator)

Laura Jay| Regional Director for North America, C40 Cities

Celeste Connors | Executive Director, Hawai'i Green Growth Local2030 Hub