The Science of Screening—Implications for Implementing Climate Change Mitigations and Green Zone Development

December 3, 2010, USC in Los Angeles

While the 2010 electoral season provoked uncertainty about the future of climate change laws in California, there is no uncertainty about the need to identify places and people especially vulnerable to climate change’s impact. To this end, there has been interest in whether screening methods developed to look at air pollution could also be effective for identifying where climate mitigation efforts are most needed.  To talk about this issue, USC’s Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE), in collaboration with the California Environmental Justice Alliance, hosted a workshop entitled: “The Science of Screening—Implications for Implementing Climate Change Mitigations and Green Zone Development.”

Presentations

Environmental Justice Screening Method (EJSM)
Rachel Morello- Frosch, UC Berkeley
Manuel Pastor and Justin Scoggins, University of Southern California
Jim Sadd, Occidental College

Screening and Land Use for the Central Valley
Jim Sadd
Occidental College

Conducting Vulnerability Assessments Due to Climate Change
Paul English and Max Richardson
Environmental Health Investigations Branch Division of Environmental and Occupational Disease Control California Department of Public Health

Metrics for Climate Change
Bill Jesdale
UC Berkeley

Traffic Metric for EJSM
Jim Sadd, Occidental College
Justin Scoggins, Program for Environmental and Regional Equity

EJ to Green Zones
Diane Takvorian
Environmental Health Coalition

Groundtruthing Results
Michelle Prichard
Liberty Hill Foundation



  • Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE)
  • 950 W. Jefferson Blvd., JEF 102
  • Los Angeles, CA 90089-1291