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Goal 9&11: City and State Level Climate Resilience
August 25, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pmFree
By 2050, it is expected that two thirds of the world population will live in urban areas. While cities provide much of the world’s economic growth, they also account for 70% of global carbon emissions and 60% of resource use. Making cities and human settlements more inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable not only benefits citizens, but it benefits the planet as a whole!
It is important that health professionals address sustainable development goals #9 related to industry, innovation, infrastructure, and #11 related to sustainable cities and communities. This includes promoting solutions like city planning to reduce disaster risk, promote walkable cities, improve bike infrastructure and mass transit, and provide green spaces. In turn, these solutions will positively impact the health of the communities we serve.
Please join community and University leaders working at the intersections of climate change and city and state level climate resilience in a discussion on August 25th from 12 – 1:15 PM.
This event is part of the Health & Climate Justice Lecture Series.