Webinar: Building Climate Resilience: Transforming Communities through Green Workforce Development
January 17, 2024 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm UTC+0
In this 6-part series, hosted by the Urban Waters Learning Network, we will highlight a variety of strategies that community-based organizations can use to help their communities anticipate, prepare for and respond to climate risks such as flooding, coastal storms and drought, with a focus on protecting community members who are most vulnerable to climate threats.
At the end of this learning series, participants will:
- Understand the historical context of climate inequities and be able to initiate local conversations to help residents and stakeholders understand the relationship between historic land use/housing policies and predicted impacts of climate change, in particular with regards to water.
- Understand and describe how climate change impacts are felt through water: riverine, urban and coastal flooding, drought and water scarcity, water pollution and more, and how restoration initiatives improve community resilience.
- Identify key practices of community-driven climate resilience and gain tools for organizing community members and communicating local priorities to decision-makers more effectively.
Building Climate Resilience: Transforming Communities through Green Workforce Development
Join us for an inspiring webinar on community-led environmental transformation through green jobs. Discover how communities have successfully built green workforce programs to transform vacant or contaminated lands while bridging communities’ climate and economic goals. We’ll hear from experienced practitioners and community leaders who have harnessed the power of green jobs to transform brownfields into community assets.