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Understanding Climate Change as a Human Rights Issue

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For over 30 years, communities, governments and businesses around the world have struggled with climate change. Each year we witness increases in the Earth’s temperature, the frequency of natural disasters, the pollution of oceans, and adverse health outcomes resulting from the climate crisis. These environmental threats highlight the urgent need to act now.

Evidence shows a serious concern about climate change across multiple demographics. Although citizens and environmental justice advocates continue to speak out against climate injustices, the influence of  business and politics outweigh the concerns of low-income communities, who often experience the worst of the climate crisis’s impact.

Join The Center virtually on April 22nd at 12 PM to hear experts discuss the impact of the climate crisis on democracy, and the simple steps you can take to join the fight to save our planet.

  • Katherine Catalano (moderator) Deputy Director, Center for Climate, Health and Equity (APHA) 
  • Dr. Jairo H. Garcia CEO of Urban Climate Nexus, Researcher/Professor of Climate Policies and Sustainable Cities, UN Habitat Regional Curator for North America, and SDGs Educator Fellow 
  • Andrew A. Rosenberg Director of the Center for Science and Democracy at the Union of Concerned Scientists  
  • Lauren Herzer Risi Program Director, Environmental Change and Security Program at The Wilson Center


April 22, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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