Climate Justice Research in California: Where are We? Where Do We Need to Go?
June 30, 2009, USC in Los Angeles
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.
The four main objectives for the workshop are:
- Building a strong interdisciplinary research base to address climate equity issues in California;
- Developing short-term research projects that address questions of public health, income inequality, job impacts, and environmental justice related to AB32 implementation;
- Developing at least one new interdisciplinary collaborative to conduct climate equity research that is to be seeded by the California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal-EPA) and other funding sources; and
- Assessing the feasibility of Cal-EPA developing and maintaining an online clearinghouse or database that contains emerging studies of relevance to climate justice in California.
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 GeographyCollege 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
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
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
The Ancillary Benefits of Greenhouse Gas Abatement in the United States.
Nicholas Z. Muller, Britt Groosman, and Erin Oneill-Toy
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