Saturday, September 18, 2021

Disaster Resilience for All: Climate Week webinar on Equitable and Effective Climate Adaptation September 21, 2021 at 3 PM ET/12 PM PT



Join ClimateXChange for Disaster Resilience for All: Lessons for Equitable and Effective Climate Adaptation on September 21 at 3 PM ET/12 PM PT. 

The webinar will explore the importance of equitable and effective disaster resilience and best practices, made ever more essential in the face of increasing extreme weather events and more intense disasters as a result of climate change. 

Katie Spidalieri, Senior Associate at the Georgetown Climate Center, will dive into how states are integrating equity considerations, disaster resilience plans, and climate policies. Dr. Samantha Montano, author of Disasterology: Dispatches From The Frontlines of The Climate Crisis, will expand on the need for emergency management reform given increasing disaster risk. Ben Smilowitz, Founder and Executive Director of the Disaster Accountability Project and, will speak on his experiences in community oversight and engagement, as well as targeted response efforts, within disaster recovery and resilience projects. 

Justice Shorter, Disaster Protection Advisor at the National Disability Rights Network, will highlight her experiences at the intersection of disability rights and disaster protection. The event is free and open to the public. Register to attend on the ClimateXChange website.

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