Climate and Equity Conversation

  • Thursday, October 21, 2021
  • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Online


On behalf of Ambassador Maulian Dana of the Penobscot Nation, and Gabriela Alcalde, Executive Director of the Elmina B. Sewall Foundation, co-chairs of the Maine Climate Council Equity Subcommittee, we invite you to join us for a virtual conversation about climate change and equity in Maine on October 21st, 3-5pm.

Register here 

Historical and systemic discrimination, underrepresentation, and isolation have left some residents of Maine more vulnerable to the effects of climate change than others. Low income populations, people of color and indigenous communities, rural and geographically isolated communities, and other vulnerable Mainers face the “first and worst” impacts from climate change and may be least able to adapt.

 

Over the past 8 months, the Equity Subcommittee has met to discuss Maine Won’t Wait, the state’s four-year climate action plan, and has developed draft recommendations for ensuring that all Mainers can benefit from climate change. 

 

Join us on Thursday October 21st, from 3-5pm, to share your feedback on the draft recommendations. We invite you to review the attached discussion guide in advance of the meeting, which includes a plain language version of the recommendations linked above. 

 

Together, we will review the recommendations, and help answer the following questions:

 

  • Are the recommendations clear?
  • Are there recommendations missing? Do you have ideas on how climate change action can make a difference in serving the needs of the state’s most vulnerable populations? 
  • Do you imagine that this set of recommendations will help you, your community, and other communities?

 

 


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