The novel coronavirus continues to affect all segments of society, particularly those in the most vulnerable situations as the health and economic impacts of the virus continue to be borne disproportionately by marginalized populations. This crisis also illuminates the urgency of addressing another looming threat: climate change. As we quickly approach the summer season, California communities will face extreme heat waves and heightened wildfire risk with projections for 2020 being the warmest year on record. How do we ensure continued progress on addressing and adapting to climate change in a resource-constrained environment and with competing priorities?
This webinar will feature a conversation with state leaders in a panel discussion format, exploring community resilience in the context of climate change and COVID-19. Speakers include:
• Secretary Wade Crowfoot, California Natural Resources Agency
• Kate Gordon, Director, Governor's Office of Planning and Research
• Louise Bedsworth, Director, Strategic Growth Council
• Mark Starr, Center for Environmental Health, California Department of Public Health
This webinar is part of a 4-part series hosted by Local Government Commission (LGC), Alliance of Regional Collaboratives for Climate Adaptation (ARCCA), and the California Adaptation Forum (CAF) community.