Earth Day 2022: Climate and Environmental Justice in Harlem
Join Columbia Climate School on Earth Day as we look at how the growing risks of rising temperatures, more intense storms, and a history of environmental injustice continue to generate disproportionate climate impacts in communities like Harlem.
What is government doing to address these risks and how can local stakeholders partner to drive real change in policy?
Local researchers, elected officials, and community leaders will come together for the following panel discussions:
Disproportionate Climate Impacts in Harlem
Moderated by Diana Hernández, Associate Professor of Sociomedical Sciences at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, panelists include:
- Daphne Lundi, NYC Mayor’s Office of Climate and Environmental Justice
- Cynthia Rosenzweig, NASA GISS
- Louis Katsos, Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce
- John Graham, West Harlem Innovation Network
- Courtney Cogburn, Columbia School of Social Work
Harlem-Led Community Solutions and Climate Justice
Moderated by Mark Levine, Manhattan Borough President, panelists include:
- Peggy Shepard, WEACT
- Miranda Massie, Climate Museum
- Vincent Boudreau, President, City College of New York
- Christian Braneon, Columbia Environmental Justice and Climate Just Cities Network
Q&A with Columbia University’s Dan Zarrilli, former Chief Climate Policy Advisor to New York City
This series of Earth Day panels is presented by The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce, the Columbia Climate School at Columbia University, and The City College of New York. It is hosted by NYC & Company’s Sustainable Tourism Committee.