Tuesday, August 27, 2019

StateImpact PA Hosts Climate Change Adaptation, Resilience, Social Equity Forum In Philadelphia Sept. 12

On September 12, StateImpact PA will host a Climate Change Adaptation, Resilience and Social Equity Forum featuring a panel discussion on the affects of climate change, including frequent extreme weather events and threats to human health through air pollution, diminished water quality, and heat stress.
StateImpact reporter Susan Phillips of WHYY will moderate the discussion among three panelists--
-- Jeanne Herb is the executive director of the Environmental Analysis & Communications Group, a center of research and practice at the Rutgers University Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. 
Herb leads applied research and demonstration projects on topics related to environmental planning, climate change, oceans and coastal management, and Health in All Policies. She also serves on the leadership team for the Rutgers Coastal Climate Risk and Resilience Initiative.
-- Tanya Seaman earned her master’s in City Planning at the University of Pennsylvania, with an emphasis on public transit and active transportation. Soon afterward, she co-founded and directed the award-winning nonprofit PhillyCarShare, which became the largest nonprofit car-sharing organization in North America: it enabled 50,000 residents to give up or forego car ownership and saved the City of Philadelphia over $8 million. 
Seaman has co-authored a climate action platform, which details how the city can make systemic changes to reduce its carbon emissions and lessen the impacts of climate change.
-- Charles D. Ellison is managing editor of ecoWURD.com, a publication covering the intersection of the environment, race and income, and he is executive producer & host of Reality Check, a daily public affairs program on WURD (96.1FM / 900AM / wurdradio.com in Philadelphia). 
Ellison is an award-winning thought leader, political strategist, commentator and advocacy expert with nearly two decades of applied expertise in the arena of politics, public policy, campaigns and elections, crisis management and emerging/digital media strategy.
The Forum will be held at The Energy Forum at the Kleinman Center in Philadelphia starting at 6:00 p.m.  The Kleinman Center is located in Room 414 of the Fisher Fine Arts Library at the University of Pennsylvania at 220 S. 34th Street in Philadelphia.
4:30 National Climate Discussion
The StateImpact Forum follows a Kleinman Center event at the same location at 4:30 featuring Vox’s Dave Roberts leading a conversation with Rafe Pomerance about national climate action efforts. 
Pomerance is chairman of Arctic 21, which describes itself as a network of organizations focused on communicating the unraveling of the Arctic as a result of climate change to policy makers and the public.
For more information on these events, visit the StateImpact Pennsylvania Public Forum webpage.

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