Science-Based Models for an Environmentally Equitable Society - Jeanne Herb.pdf
Science-Based Models for an Environmentally Equitable Society
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
• Historic policies
• Climate change double whammy
• Environmental Injustice
• Wealth building
• Power structures
• How decisions get made
Today, risks and opportunities are not equally shared
Credit: Island Press/Kresge Foundation
Intersecting climate change & health
equity goals creates a society that is
not only healthier, more resilient and
environmentally sustainable, but a
society where opportunities are
available to all.
Pathways Forward: A few ideas to get started
Focus on cumulative burden
Address root causes of climate injustices
• Bounce forward
• Prioritize integrated solutions
Walk the talk on co-production of knowledge
• Community-driven action
• Ensure benefit from research: wealth, wisdom, work
Recognize that a “seat at the table” is not enough
Change how we measure success
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