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  1. Science-Based Models for an Environmentally Equitable Society March 2023 Jeanne Herb Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
  2. • Historic policies • Climate change double whammy Discrimination • Environmental Injustice • Wealth building Underinvestment • Power structures • How decisions get made Disenfranchisement Today, risks and opportunities are not equally shared Credit: Island Press/Kresge Foundation
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  4. 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. Credit: Climate Justice Alliance 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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