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NAEP Webinar: Climate Justice on an International Stage
Friday, December 15, 2023, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM EDT
Category: Webinars

Climate Justice on an International Stage:
Prelude to COP28 and Implications for Industry

December 15, 2023 | 8:30 AM (PT) / 11:30 AM (ET) 

90-minute Zoom Webinar 

Registration Closed


NAEP Members: Free

Chapter Members & Non-Members: $50

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As climate-induced impacts continue to pile up it is unfortunately those in overburdened communities who often bear a greater percentage of these impacts. Many of you may have not heard the term climate justice before and may still just be wrapping your heads around environmental justice, but the two are intertwined and crucial concepts for planning industrial operations and building trust within your communities. Join Chris Whitehead (ESI), Sunny Fleming (ESRI), and Maya Carrasquillo (University of California - Berkley) for this informative event as we discuss what is climate justice, what actions are being taken on the topic, walk through a few case studies to show the importance of mapping these impacts, and plot a path forward to minimize risk of impact. 


Chris Whitehead QEP, CESM
Air Practice Leader


Chris Whitehead is the leader of ESI's air compliance practice. He has fifteen years of air quality compliance management consulting experience and has been a national client manager for multiple Fortune 500 companies across numerous sectors. Chris most recently has been heavily involved with environmental justice regulatory developments and has led the air teams for commercial offshore wind projects in New England and the Mid-Atlantic. He has an M.S. in Environmental Management and Policy from American Public University, a B.A. in Political Science from the Loyola University of Chicago, and a Sustainability Program Management certificate from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Sunny Fleming
Environment & Conservation Industry Lead

Sunny Fleming is Esri’s Industry Lead for Environment, Conservation, and Natural Resources. Throughout her career, Sunny has applied GIS concepts and technology to environmental conservation and natural resources, from monitoring species in the field to helping state parks manage assets and assess their economic impacts. She continues to pursue her passion for environmental conservation by supporting policy and industry leaders to apply GIS technology to their work, whether in the field, in the office, or in setting policy guidance and regulation.

Maya Carrasquillo, Ph.D.
University of California - Berkley

Liberatory Infrastructures Lab (LiL) at the University of California, Berkeley. The mission of is to develop systems of critical infrastructure that support liberation and restorative justice for all, particularly of historically under-resourced and historically marginalized communities. LiL is committed to evaluating, designing, and implementing just and liberatory critical infrastructure for current and future generations. Dr. Carrasquillo holds a B.S. in Environmental Engineering, and a minor in History from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from the University of South Florida. Her research has primarily studied the intersections of stormwater management, environmental justice, and complex hydrosocial systems, particularly focusing on historically underserved communities to develop a conceptual framework for equitable decision-making. More recently, her group’s research can broadly be described as infrastructural justice spanning food, energy, water and technology applications for the design, implementation, and maintenance of infrastructure systems for the most vulnerable communities. More specifically, our group is motivated to conduct research with communities on the margins, and those often excluded and disconnected from what are often grid-dependent infrastructure systems. Her work employs mixed methods approaches including geographic information systems (GIS) and remote sensing, and qualitative methods which emphasize community engagement, ethnography, and co-creation of design and implementation for critical infrastructure. Dr. Carrasquillo is a Huelskamp Faculty Fellow which recognizes a promising new assistant professor in UC Berkeley’s College of Engineering for their innovative research. She is also the Inaugural Faculty Director of UC Berkeley’s new initiative for Community Engaged Education in Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE2), and is a certified Envision Sustainability Professional (ENV SP). 

 Registration Closed

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