POSTPONED: 2020 Local Solutions: Eastern Regional Climate Preparedness Conference
Update: In order to ensure participants feel safe and comfortable attending our biennial conference, we are rescheduling the conference to May 24-25, 2021.
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The 2020 Local Solutions conference will empower participants to take action steps that center climate equity. Climate equity ensures that all people have the opportunity to influence and benefit from climate resilience-building solutions. When we achieve climate equity, all communities will have the opportunity to thrive in the face of climate change, and race, ethnicity, income level, gender, and disability or immigration status will not be factors causing disproportionate vulnerability to climate impacts.
Each participant will leave with a list of equity-oriented action steps they will pursue upon returning to their community. The two keynotes and each convening session will provide guidance about how to implement climate resilience with an equity frame. This will be accomplished by using the Equity Consideration frame from the Climate Action Through Equity report from Portland, Oregon and Multnomah County and related resources.