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Webinar: Moving Back from the Mid-Atlantic Coast: Equity and Environmental Justice (Webinar 3)
Thursday, 27 May 2021, 2:00
May 27, 2021. 2:00 PM. Moving Back from the Mid-Atlantic Coast: Equity and Environmental Justice (Webinar 3). Jacqueline Patterson, NAACP; Annie Bennett, Georgetown Climate Center; Jeanne Herb, Rutgers University; Lauren Wang, NYC Office of Resiliency. Sponsored by the Office for Coastal Management at NOAA. Register here.
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Advancing equity and environmental justice is a pervasive challenge in all aspects of climate adaptation, especially relocation. It pushes many practitioners into unfamiliar, challenging situations.
Join us for a discussion of how to advance equity and environmental justice in our engagement with communities as we move back from the Mid-Atlantic coast.
We’ll explore tools and approaches for engaging underserved communities; building and sustaining relationships and trust; and addressing concerns about community cohesion, mistrust in government, and limited experience with civic engagement. We’ll also share perspectives on helping people contend with “first-order” problems, while seeking their engagement in longer-term efforts to adapt to life on a rapidly changing coast.