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Your Environment. Your Health.

HHS Climate Justice Conference

June 8-9, 2015
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina


Climate change is having and will continue to have significant impacts on people's health, in particular those who are already disproportionately impacted by environmental hazards and social conditions. HHS hosted a one and a half day conference to discuss the challenges, current HHS climate change related activities, and possible resources and tools in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina on June 8-9, 2015.

Highlights from the Climate Justice Conference

Day One

Day Two

Conference Booklet

The Conference Booklet(4MB) contains the final conference agenda, speaker bios, and relevant handouts. Background information: For more information about environmental justice at HHS, including the HHS Environmental Justice Strategy and Implementation Plan, please visit the HHS EJ website.

Conference Report

The Conference Report(1MB) summarizes the key highlights and discussions from the Climate Justice Conference.


The following conference presentations were approved for posting by the presenter. If you do not see a presentation listed, it is not available.

Day 1, June 8, 2015

Keynote: Climate Justice and Public Health(3MB), John Balbus, NIEHS

Panel: Federal Agency Initiatives on Climate Justice

Climate Data and Tools Overview

Climate Resilience Toolkit Links

Day 2, June 9, 2015

Keynote: Sunset Park: A Community on the Frontlines(3MB), Elizabeth Yeampierre, UPROSE


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