Webinar | Bridge the Divide — Equity First: Community-led Approaches to Tackling the Climate Crisis

June 17, 2020 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm America/New York Timezone

Across the country, funders are supporting exciting new approaches to urban climate mitigation that prioritize equity and community leadership. In our current moment, with COVID-19 and institutional racism exacerbating inequities and harming the health and safety of our communities, people-driven approaches are more critical than ever. The session will look at several ways that people are leading this work in their communities: in direct partnership with local government; in networks with other community leaders; and in partnerships focused on developing or implementing climate mitigation and adaptation policies. We’ll learn about tools and resources that can help advance the work of an equity-first approach to climate planning and policy — including the Greenlining Institute’s Equitable Electrification Framework and the Partners for Places matching grant program, an initiative of the Funders Network and the Urban Sustainability Directors Network. We’ll also dig into early successes and work underway in Providence, R. I., and Los Angeles, Calif., and opportunities in front of us to implement climate strategies that center racial and economic equality.

Equity First: Community-led Approaches to Tackling the Climate Crisis
June 17 at 2 pm ET


Lisa Hu, Energy Equity Program Manager, The Greenlining Institute

Court King, Climate Justice Policy Associate, City of Providence

Roxana Tynan, Executive Director, Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy

Sudha Nandagopal, CEO, Social Venture Partners International

About ‘Bridge the Divide’ webinars:
This webinar is part of an ongoing learning series built around the theme “Bridge the Divide,” which lifts up philanthropy’s unique potential to bridge differences, foster connections and build partnerships — and address urgent issues such as climate change, economic disparity and racial injustice.

Other webinars in this series:

January 2020 – Bridge the Divide: Climate, Land Use and Transportation Connections

February 2020 – Bridge the Divide: Public Utilities as Anchor Institutions

April 2020 – Bridge the Divide: Economic Democracy and Sharing Power

Please register for this funder-only webinar by June 15 to receive log-in details.

Featured photo: Douglas County, Kan., was among the latest communities to receive a Partners for Places matching grant. Credit: Douglas County.