Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

How Do We Move Forward Together? (Washington Climate Policy Panel, 2/13/18)

Posted: 2/12/2018 (Local Events)

Climate change is not just an environmental issue — it is an economic, social and moral issue. Adapting to wildfires, flooding, and rising temperatures underscores an urgent need for policies that center communities at the forefront of climate impacts.

Washington has an opportunity to lead on state climate policy. We hope you’ll join us for a robust panel discussion featuring important perspectives from civic leaders as we discuss how we can best address this multi-faceted problem.

Panelists include:
-Jeff Johnson, President of the Washington Chapter of AFL-CIO, the largest federation of labor unions in the United States
-Rosalinda Guillen, Executive Director of Community to Community Development, the Pacific Northwest’s leader in food justice, immigration reform and farmworker rights
-Daniel Malarkey, Board Member on Washington CleanTech Alliance and previous Deputy Director of Washington’s Department of Commerce
-Nives Dolsak PhD, Associate Director of the School of Marine and Environmental Affairs, with a research focus on governing common pool resources, and member of the Puget Sound Partnership’s Science Panel
-Heidi Roop PhD, Communications Director for the Climate Impacts Group

Moderated by:
Dr. Sarah Myhre, UW Oceanography Researcher, Climate Justice Activist and member of the Most Influential Seattleites of 2017.

Organizations involved include UAW4121, GreenEvans, GPSS Science & Policy Committee, and Program on Values and Society

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Date: 02/13/2018

Time: 7:00-8:00 PM

Location: Kane Hall, Room 120