EESI – Living with Climate Change: Extreme Heat Policies to Anticipate Threats and Build Preparedness
The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) invites you to a briefing on policies and practices to address extreme heat. Across the country, the number of days per year with temperatures over 100 degrees Fahrenheit is increasing, and heat causes more deaths than any other type of weather event. In April 2022, the Biden-Harris Administration announced the first Department of Labor program to protect workers from the impacts of extreme heat. Additional steps are needed to reduce the risk of dangerously hot conditions and increase community resilience to heat.
Panelists will discuss ways that built and natural infrastructure can reduce temperatures, steps to protect outdoor and warehouse workers, and how communities and cities are designing and implementing heat action plans.
- Rep. Bonnie Watson ColemanU.S. Representative (D-N.J.)
- Ladd KeithAssistant Professor of Planning and Sustainable Built Environments, The University of Arizona
- Sonal JessellDirector of Policy, WE ACT for Environmental Justice
- Juan Declet-BarretoSenior Social Scientist for Climate Vulnerability, Union of Concerned Scientists
Co-moderated by Daniel Bresette and Kurt Shickman.