June 8-9, 2015
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
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.
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
- Update on Data and Tools for Communities (1MB), John Balbus, NIEHS
- Data Resources, and Technical Guidance in Support of Adaptation in Climate Change (1MB), George Luber, CDC
Climate Resilience Toolkit Links
- U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit: toolkit.climate.gov
- Health theme of Climate - data.gov: http://www.data.gov/climate/humanhealth/
Day 2, June 9, 2015
Keynote: Sunset Park: A Community on the Frontlines (3MB), Elizabeth Yeampierre, UPROSE