Workshop: Climate Justice Research in California: Where are We? Where Do We Need to Go?

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

As California and the world rolls forward with climate change policy, many of us are realizing that climate justice research is still young and often fragmented. Who is doing what? Where is more research needed? What data are available? To address these issues and to begin to build a research infrastructure for climate justice, we have planned a small research-focused workshop, limited to about 20 people, to discuss what’s happening in the field of climate equity research and think about possible collaborative projects that would improve our capabilities to analyze and assess climate equity.


Epidemiologic Studies of Ambient Temperature in California: Implications for Environmental Justice
Rupa Basu, PhD, MPH, Research Scientist
Air Pollution Epidemiology Section/OEHHA

Just Carbon Capping?
James K. Boyce
Department of Economics & Political Economy Research Institute
University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Combining Geospatial Technology and Community Collaboration to Reduce Disparities in Health
Andrew Curtis, PhD
Department of Geography, Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, University of Southern California

Disparities in Adaptation: What we already know from heat and disasters
Paul English, PhD, MPH
Environmental Health Investigations Branch
California Department of Public Health

Climate Change Mitigations: Economic and Job Equity Impacts
Dan Flaming
Economic Roundtable

What do Emissions Markets Deliver and to Whom? Evidence from Southern California’s NOx Trading Program
Meredith Fowlie (University of Michigan and NBER)
Stephen Holland (UNC at Greensboro and NBER)
Erin Mansur (Yale and NBER)

Climate Change, Energy Security and Environmental Justice The Coming Siting Wars
Eileen Gauna
University of New Mexico, School of Law

Short-lived Greenhouse Gases, Health Co-Benefits and Equity
Michael Jerrett, PhD
Division of Environmental Health Sciences
School of Public Health, UC Berkeley

The Impacts of Sea-level Rise on California
Eli Moore
Pacific Institute

The Ancillary Benefits of Greenhouse Gas Abatement in the United States
Nicholas Z. Muller, Britt Groosman, and Erin Oneill-Toy
Middlebury College

Environmental Justice Research Agenda for Cap & Trade Under AB32
Manuel Pastor, Rachel Morello-Frosch, Jim Sadd, Robert Vos, and Justin Scoggins
Program for Environmental and Regional Equity, University of Southern California

Climate Policy: Big Economic Transformation
Carol Zabin
UC Berkeley


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