BIPOC Climate Justice Dialogue

The Climate Group

Hosted by BIPOC Scholars Project, the Land Peace Foundation, the HBCU Green Fund, and the Coordinating Team for the U.S. ACE National Strategic Planning Framework.

The day-long BIPOC Climate Justice Dialogue is an opportunity for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) climate justice scholars, organizers, and funders to discuss national climate goals and priorities with administration officials in advance of the Biden-Harris Leader’s Climate Summit.

Discussions will feature Administration and federal agency representatives and BIPOC climate justice leaders. Topics to be discussed include BIPOC priorities for the just transition, culturally responsive climate action, White House climate priorities, and integration across federal agencies. The dialogue will also introduce the community-driven U.S. framework for Action for Climate Empowerment (ACE), as recommended in Article 12 of the Paris Agreement.

Speakers include:

  • Hon. John Kerry, United States Special Presidential Envoy for Climate
  • Hon. Gina McCarthy, White House National Climate Advisor
  • Representative Alma Adams (D-NC 12) and Senator Ed Markey (D-MA)
  • Shalanda Baker, Deputy Director for Energy Justice & Secretary’s Advisor on Equity at the United States Department of Energy
  • Tara Houska, Tribal attorney and founder of the Giniw Collective
  • Elizabeth Yeampierre, executive director of UPROSE and co-chair of the Climate Justice Alliance
  • Jacqueline Patterson, director of the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program
  • Fatemeh Shafiei, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Chair of Political Science, Spelman College
  • Mustafa Santiago Ali, Vice President of Environmental Justice, Climate, and Community Revitalization
  • And many more!

Advocates, scholars, experts, government officials and community members working to advance just climate policy are invited to participate. Space is limited.

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