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ARCCA Learning Session: Centering Equity in Climate Adaptation and Resilience
Join ARCCA for a Learning Session with Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN) and Greenlining Institute for a conversation about how the climate advocacy community can support equitable climate resilience, the ability of communities to adapt and thrive in the face of impacts from climate change, as advocates nationwide are pushed to think beyond climate mitigation.

Emerging from the California advocacy landscape, Amee Raval of APEN and Sona Mohnot of the Greenlining Institute will share:

• Insights, frameworks, and tools that climate advocates nationwide can apply to integrate social equity considerations into advances in climate resiliency policies & programs;
• Specific areas where the climate advocacy community will need further research and data in order to meaningfully advance equitable climate resiliency;
• What developments in California can teach advocates in other geographies about advancing equitable solutions for climate resilient communities;
• …And how and why addressing climate resilience builds into APEN and Greenlining’s Theory of Change and organizing strategies.

This conversation will draw from the recently released resources penned by APEN and Greenlining, “Mapping Resilience: A Blueprint for Thriving in the Face of Climate Disasters” (https://apen4ej.org/map/) and “Making Equity Real in Climate Adaptation and Community Resilience Grant Programs and Policies: A Guidebook”(https://bit.ly/2BTHDpV).

If you’re curious about climate resilience, committed to values of social equity and climate justice (and been wondering how to bring those values into practice), or eager to stay ahead of the policymaking landscape — this webinar is for you!

Nov 25, 2019 10:30 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Amee Raval
Senior Policy Researcher @Asian Pacific Environmental Network
Amee is a second-generation South Asian American born and raised on the East Coast. Her personal experiences have supported her awareness of how inequalities in the workplace, as well as the built and natural environment, influence community health. Through her role at APEN, she offers an environmental justice and health equity lens to climate and energy policy in California. She previously worked with the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) on research and advocacy addressing the environmental and occupational health impacts of extreme heat due to climate change. Amee graduated with an MS in Environmental Health Sciences from UC Berkeley School of Public Health. In her free time, she enjoys hiking and camping.
Sona Mohnot
Environmental Equity Senior Program Manager/Policy Analyst @Greenlining Institute
Sona comes to us from New Orleans, and recently moved to the Bay Area to work on environmental equity issues. She became interested in environmental equity after witnessing the disproportionate environmental burdens that communities of color face in New Orleans, especially after Hurricane Katrina and the B.P. oil spill. Sona interned at several environmental nonprofits throughout law school and realized that she wanted to pursue a career in public interest environmental law. As Environmental Equity Manager, she looks forward to advocating for environmental equity and learning how to effectively empower communities of color.