https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2244098115324207619 – Follow the conversation — #ClimateChangesHealth This year, 2017, is the American Public Health Association’s “Year of Climate Change and Health”. Please join APHA, Center for Climate Change and HealthIsland Pressand the Security and Sustainability Forum for a very special kick-off webinar on Climate Justice Changes Health: Local, Tribal, Global, and Generational. The webinar panelists are engaged in the fight for climate justice and healthy communities. They are exploring how climate justice is the best strategy to address both climate change and health inequities in the US and around the world. You won’t want to miss this free session.

 

We are pleased to announce that Patrician Cochran, Executive Director of the Alaska Native Science Commission will be on the Climate Justice webinar panel.  ANSC brings together research and science in partnership with Alaska Native communities. Patricia was born and raised in Nome, Alaska.  She previously served as Chair of the 2009 Indigenous Peoples’ Global Summit on Climate Change and is Co-Chair of the Indigenous Peoples’ Global Network on Climate Change.  Patricia is the past Chair of the Inuit Circumpolar Council; former Chair of the Indigenous Peoples’ Secretariat to the 8 nation, Arctic Council; and former Arctic Representative to the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.

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Moderators: Linda Rudolph, is the Director of the Climate Change and Public Health Project in the Public Health Institute’s Center for Climate Change and Public Health. She is also the principal investigator on a PHI project to advance the integration of Health in All Policies in local jurisdictions around California.

 

 

Surili Patel, is a senior program manager for environmental health in the American Public Health Association’s Center for Public Health Policy.

 

 

 

Panelists:

 Jacqui Patterson, is the Director of the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program. Since 2007 Jacqui has served as coordinator and co-founder of Women of Color United.

 

 

 

Renzo Guinto, MD, focuses on the nexus of climate change, energy, and health. He served as manager of the Healthy Energy Initiative of Health Care Without Harm in Asia; co-investigator at the Universal Health Care Study Group of the University of the Philippines; and consultant in the International Organization for Migration and Philippine Department of Health.

Lisa Hoyos is the Director of Climate Parents. She has been a campaigner in the labor and environmental movements for over twenty years, having worked with such organizations as the BlueGreen Alliance (a clean energy jobs advocacy organization), the AFL-CIO and Greenpeace.

 

 

Amy Vanderwarker is the Co-Director of the California Environmental Justice Alliance and manages its Climate Justice program. She has crisscrossed the state to support on-the-ground struggles for healthy places to live, work and play from Calexico on the border of Mexico to the Klamath Basin at the border of Oregon

 

 

 

 

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What is the Island Press Urban Resilience Project?

by Arturo Herrera on February 13, 2017

In 2013 Island Press launched the Urban Resilience Project (URP) with support from The Kresge Foundation and The JPB Foundation. The project is working to imagine and inspire the sustainable, equitable, resilient cities of the future. URP brings  together lading thinkers with a broad range of expertise to generate and cross-pollinate ideas . Island Press shares those ideas in a variety of media – books, articles, interviews, webinars, and educational courses. URP content has appeared in The Guardian, The Huffington Post, Salon, The Hill, Grist and many other online and print publications.
Resilience Matters is  a product of the Island Press Urban Resilience Project.  It is a compilation of short-form articles advancing a holistic, transformative approach to thinking and action on urban resilience in the era of climate change, grounded in a commitment to sustainability and equity.
Upcoming webinars: Also, consider registering for the February 27th webinar about Climate Justice and the March 2nd webinar on Seeing the Better City.
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Seeing the Better City

by Arturo Herrera on January 30, 2017

Seeing the Better City  March 2, 2017 AT 1:15 pm to 2:45 pm EST  REGISTER AT http://bit.ly/2kKdAue
 Personal observation remains as important as ever to understand and improve cities today. While big data, digital mapping, and simulated cityscapes are valuable tools for understanding urban space, using them without on-the-ground, human impressions risks creating places that do not reflect authentic local context. Join SSF and Island Press in a webinar featuring Charles Wolfe, practicing Seattle land use/environmental attorney and Affiliate Associate Professor in the College of Built Environments at the University of Washington and renowned urbanism writer.
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Chuck is the author of “Seeing the Better City“, which focuses on the sights, sounds, and experiences of place in order to craft policies, plans, and regulations to shape better urban environments.   Watch this 3-minute video of Chuck explaining the value of personal observation urban planning. 

PANELISTS

Join the Security and Sustainability Forum and Island Press in an urban planning and design webinar featuring Charles Wolfe, practicing Seattle land use/environmental attorney and Affiliate Associate Professor in the College of Built Environments at the University of Washington. Chuck is the author of “Seeing the Better City“, which focuses on the sights, sounds, and experiences of place in order to craft policies, plans, and regulations to shape better urban environments.

Lynn Richards, President and CEO of the Congress for the New Urbanism is also on the panel. Previously, Lynn had a long and distinguished career at the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), holding multiple leadership roles over 13 years including Acting Director and Policy Director in the Office of Sustainable Communities.  Lynn helped break down roadblocks and coordinate funding among HUD, DOT, EPA and other agencies that affect the built and natural environment.
The webinar will be moderated by Tom Mayes, Vice President and General Counsel at the National Trust for Historic Preservation.  A recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts Rome Prize in Historic Preservation from the American Academy in Rome, Tom recently published a series of essays about why old places matter to people.  He has written and spoken widely about historic house museums, preservation, and preservation law.

 

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As we look toward a new Administration in the United States, and the path forward on addressing the myriad threats in a rapidly-changing geostrategic landscape, it’s worth having a clearer understanding of how the U.S. national security community has come to  its current level of concern about climate change. This concern didn’t happen overnight, or under a single administration. Rather, it’s the culmination of decades of assessments stretching back to the end of the Cold War.

In popular discourse, it’s often assumed that climate change is a brand new issue for the national security world – an interloping latecomer. The truth is that it’s not. The U.S. military has been concerned about climate change since the George W. Bush Administrationat the latest, but military institutions such as the Naval War College have been warning policy-makers since 1990, during the first Bush Administration. The intelligence community has also been in the game since the early 1990s, with the establishment of the MEDEA program – a structured collaboration between climate scientists and U.S. intelligence agencies – and has been releasing intelligence estimates on the national security implications of climate change since 2008, under the direction of then Chairman of the National Intelligence Council, Dr. Thomas Fingar.

To clarify the historical record on this subject, we are therefore posting below an updated chronology of US Department of Defense (DoD) and Intelligence Community (IC) products that explicitly address the climate change threat. A broader look at other national and international security documents addressing climate risks can be found on the Climate Security Chronology and Resource Hub.

Department of Defense

2016: 2016 Special Issue: Climate Change and Policy, Marine Corps University Journal

2016: DoD Directive 4715.21: Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience. U.S. Department of Defense

2016: Joint Publication 1-02: Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. U.S. Department of Defense

2016: Regional Sea Level Scenarios for Coastal Risk Management: Managing the Uncertainty of Future Sea Level Change and Extreme Water Levels for Department of Defense Coastal Sites Worldwide, U.S. Department of Defense

2015: El Nino: Potential Asia Pacific Impacts: U.S. Pacific Command

2015: DoD Instruction 3200.21 “Sustaining Access to the Live Training Domain”: U.S. Department of Defense

2015: National Security Implications of Climate-Related Risks and a Changing Climate [Report to Congress on Geographic Combatant Command responses to climate risks], U.S. Department of Defense

2015: A Cooperative Strategy for 21st Century Seapower, U.S. Department of the Navy/ United States Marine Corps, U.S. Coast Guard

2015: Department of Defense Annual Energy Management Report FY 2014, U.S. Department of Defense

2014: Department of Defense Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan FY2014, U.S. Department of Defense

2014: Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap, U.S. Department of Defense

2014: “National Security and the Accelerating Risks of Climate Change,” CNA Corporation

2014: USCENTCOM, Climate Change Assessment, QDR, U.S. Department of Defense

2014: Quadrennial Defense Review, U.S. Department of Defense

2014: US Navy Arctic Roadmap, U.S. Department of the Navy

2013: DoDM 4715.03, Integrated Natural Resources Management Plan (INRMP) Implementation Manual, Department of Defense

2013: US Coast Guard Arctic Strategy, U.S. Coast Guard

2013: SERDP, Assessing Impacts of Climate Change on Coastal Military Installations: Policy Implications

2013: 2013 Addendum to the FY2012 Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap: Department of Defense

2013: Arctic Strategy: Department of Defense

2013: OMB Scorecard on Sustainability/ Energy: Department of Defense

2012: Department of Defense FY 2012 Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap: Department of Defense

2012: Department of Defense Strategic Sustainability and Performance Plan FY2012: Department of Defense

2011-2012: Key Strategic Issues List: U.S. Army War College

2011: DoDI 4715.03, Natural Resources Conservation Program: Department of Defense

2011: Department of Defense Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan FY2011: Department of Defense

2011: Incorporating Sea Level Change Considerations in Civil Works Programs: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

2011: Defense Science Board Task Force Report: Trends and Implications of Climate Change for National and International Security: Department of Defense

2011: The National Military Strategy of the United States of America: Redefining America’s Military Leadership: Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

2011: National Security Implications of Climate Change for U.S. Naval Forces: Naval Studies Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences

2010: Quadrennial Defense Review Report: Department of Defense

2010: The Joint Operating Environment, Ready for Today, Preparing for Tomorrow: United States Joint Forces Command

2010: Climate Change Impacts and AFRICOM: A Briefing Note: Institute for Defense Analyses, Christine Youngblut

2010: Strategic Sustainability and Performance Plan FY2010: Department of Defense

2010: U.S. Navy Climate Change Road Map: Task Force Climate Change, Department of the Navy

2009: DoDI 40170.11, Installation Energy Management: Department of Defense

2009: US Navy Arctic Roadmap: U.S. Department of the Navy

2009: Taking Up the Security Challenge of Climate Change: U.S. Army War College

2009: Climate Change Effects: Issues for International and US National Security: Institute for Defense Analyses, Christine Youngblut

2009: Two Degrees of Separation: Abrupt Climate Change and the Adverse Impact to US National Security: Air Command and Staff College

2008: National Defense Strategy: Department of Defense

2008: The Joint Operating Environment, Trends and Challenges for the Future Joint Force Through 2030United States Joint Forces Command

2007: A Cooperative Strategy for 21st Century Sea Power: Department of the Navy, the Marine Corps and the Coast Guard

2007: National Security and the Threat of Climate Change: CNA Military Advisory Board

2003: An Abrupt Climate Change Scenario and Its Implications for United States National Security: DoD Office of Net Assessment

2003: Weather Operations in the Transformation Era. John M. Lanicci, Air War College Maxwell Paper No. 29 (Maxwell AFB: Air University Press 2003)

2003: Global Warming Could Have a Chilling Effect on the Military. National Defense University

1990: Global Climate Change Implications for the United States: U.S. Navy War College

 

Intelligence Community

2016: National Intelligence Council: Memorandum – Implications for US National Security of Anticipated Climate Change

2016: Director of National Intelligence: “Statement for the Record, Worldwide Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community, Senate Armed Services Committee.”

2015: Director of National Intelligence: “Statement for the Record, Worldwide Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community, Senate Armed Services Committee.”

2014: The National Intelligence Strategy of the United States of America

2014: Director of National Intelligence: “Statement for the Record, Worldwide Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community, Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.”

2013: National Intelligence Council Report: “Natural Resources in 2020, 2030, and 2040: Implications for the United States.” (July 25)

2013: Director of National Intelligence: “Statement for the Record, Worldwide Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community, Senate Select Committee on Intelligence”

2013: Director of National Intelligence: “Remarks as delivered by James R. Clapper, Director of National Intelligence, Worldwide Threat Assessment to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence”

2012: National Intelligence Council: “Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds”

2012: National Research Council: “Climate and Social Stress: Implications for Security Analysis,” commissioned by the Central Intelligence Agency

2012: DNI Intelligence Community Assessment, “Global Water Security”

2012: Climate Extremes: Recent Trends With Implications for National Security, Harvard University, funded by the Central Intelligence Agency

2011: DNI Worldwide Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community

2010: DNI Annual Threat Assessment of the Intelligence Community

2009: DNI Annual Threat Assessment of the Intelligence Community

2009: The National Intelligence Strategy of the United States of America

2009: National Intelligence Council: The Impact of Climate Change to 2030.  Commissioned Research and Conference Reports

– China: The Impact of Climate Change to 2030 (NIC-2009-02D)

– India: The Impact of Climate Change to 2030 (NIC-2009-03D)

– Russia: The Impact of Climate Change to 2030 (NIC-2009-04D)

– Southeast Asia and Pacific Islands: The Impact of Climate Change to 2030   (NIC-2009-06D)

– North Africa: The Impact of Climate Change to 2030 (NIC-2009-07D)

– Mexico, The Caribbean, and Central America: The Impact of Climate Change to 2030 (NIC-2009-11D)

2008: National Intelligence Assessment (NIA) on the National Security Implications of Climate Change to 2030. Statement for the Record of Dr. Thomas Fingar, Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Analysis and Chairman of the National Intelligence Council. House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming.

2008: National Intelligence Council and Director of National Intelligence, Global Trends 2025: A Transformed World

1993: MEDEA program established

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The Business of Risk: Climate and Resilience

by Arturo Herrera on December 16, 2016

11c51c03-7925-4a40-9668-5f5629a0e04cClimate change poses serious and novel risks to businesses of all types and sizes – from supply and chain disruptions, to changes in national and international regulation, to shifting expectations of employees and customers. This webinar explored the implications of climate risk for business. Experts from among the companies most advanced in resilience thinking shared their views of how climate risk has changed their firms’ products, services, and ways of doing business-and how to weigh the costs of acting on climate against the risks of not preparing.

The Business of Risk;Climate and Resilience from Security & Sustainability Forum on Vimeo.

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Moderator Ann Goodman is the author of Adapting to Change: The Business of Climate Resilience, explored emerging business approaches to climate resilience. Dr. Goodman is a Faculty Affiliate at CUNY Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC)’s, Environmental Sciences Initiative. She has 25 years of international experience in the intersecting fields of business, sustainability, climate, risk assessment, strategic resilience planning- as an executive, entrepreneur, communicator and educator.

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Restoring the Carbon Balance- Session 2: The technologies

December 15, 2016

  The capacity of the Earth’s atmosphere to safely hold excess carbon without too much warming is  limited. The situation is growing more urgent. Even after the December 2015 Climate Conference in Paris, the pace to transform economies away from dumping fossil carbon into the atmosphere will likely be too slow to achieve the goal […]

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The Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change

November 28, 2016

The Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change is an international, multidisciplinary research collaboration between academic institutions and practitioners across the world. Announced at COP 22, the Lancet Countdown will track progress on health and climate change.  It follows on from the work of the 2015 Lancet Commission, which concluded that the response to climate change […]

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Why Companies Should Care About Biodiversity

November 19, 2016

Corporations engage in sustainable practices for reasons beyond creating a positive public image. Sustainability practices can also improve profitability and help them comply with emerging regulations. Many companies look outside their own doors for help in making smart choices and maximizing the impact of those choices. Join SSF and Arizona State University’s School of Sustainability […]

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Restoring the Carbon Balance

November 7, 2016

Arizona State University Hosteda Three Webinar Series on “Restoring the Carbon Budget”  The capacity of the Earth’s atmosphere to safely hold excess carbon without too much warming is  limited. The situation is growing more urgent. Even after the December 2015 Climate Conference in Paris, the pace to transform economies away from dumping fossil carbon into the […]

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Integrating Environment and Health

October 29, 2016

Join the National Council on Science and the Environment and SSF in a 60 minute webinar  as we opened up on some of the issues that will be addressed in NCSE’s January 2017 Annual Conference in Washington D.C. Several of the global leaders from the plenary sessions will bring their perspective to the webinar and preview conference topics including the brilliant Tim […]

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