Energy of the Future: Enhancing Social Equity in City Climate Action and Sustainability Planning

The one-two punch of climate change and COVID-19 has rattled the world, derailing life as we know it and magnifying environmental injustices. As we collectively grapple with what the future holds, what will the pandemic mean for this “climate decade” and beyond: How will it influence climate action urgency? Will the pandemic-induced shakeup in global markets spur accelerated long-term growth in clean energy? Will new trade dynamics ignite clean manufacturing innovation in the U.S.? The Boston University Institute for Sustainable Energy (ISE) in partnership with the Northeast Clean Energy Council (NECEC) will tackle these pressing questions in our Energy of the Future (in a post-pandemic world) webinar series. Based on a synthesis of expertise and analysis of local climate-action options and current research, we will address: Why local climate action needs more urgency, not less. How the pandemic response creates opportunities and risks for local climate action. How socially vulnerable populations can benefit from purposeful responses to the pandemic and climate change. Moderator: Jacquie Ashmore, ISE Executive Director Panelists: Cutler Cleveland, ISE Associate Director and Professor, Earth & Environment at Boston University Jon Levy, ISE Affiliated Faculty and Professor, Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health Shalanda Baker, Professor of Law, Public Policy and Urban Affairs, Northeastern University School of Law Leah Bamberger, Director of Sustainability, City of Providence

When 11:00 am to 12:30 pm on Friday, September 25, 2020
Contact Name Laura Hurley
Phone 617-353-9169
Contact Email
Contact Organization Institute for Sustainable Energy
Fees Free