Climate Justice Work in American Cities


How can cities foster a just transition to a clean and carbon-neutral future that recognizes and redresses both the disproportionate burdens and benefits of the fossil fuel economy?

Join us to explore what is currently being done – and pathways to do more – in prioritizing climate action that advances the health and well-being of communities of color, low-income communities, and other historically marginalized communities.


Michael Shank, Director of Communications, Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance; Adjunct Faculty, NYUSPS Center for Global Affairs


Dan Guilbeault, Chief, Sustainability and Equity Branch, DC Department of Energy and Environment

Matthew Kwatinetz, Director, NYUSPS Urban Lab; Clinical Assistant Professor of Real Estate Economics, NYUSPS Schack Real Estate Institute

Peggy Shepard, Co-Founder and Executive Director, WE ACT for Environmental Justice

Sam Baraso, Program Manager, Portland Clean Energy Fund, City of Portland


This event is offered by the NYUSPS Center for Global Affairs and forms a part of the launch of the new NYUSPS Energy, Climate Justice, and Sustainability Lab.


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