Investing in Climate Resilience for Immigrant and BIPOC Communities in the South

Tuesday, August 22, 2023 -
10:00am to 11:00am PDT
Virtual Event
Zoom Webinar

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From forest fires in Canada and Greece to massive floods in Vermont and California – not to mention scorching heat waves across the globe – recent events underscore the fact that climate disasters are an inevitable part of our future. It is estimated that over two billion people will be at risk of exposure to intense heat by the end of the century. Here in the U.S., the Census Bureau indicates that one in four residents is socially vulnerable to extreme heat waves. Non-citizens and Latino workers, who make up more than 75% of agricultural workers, are twenty times more likely to die from heat-related illnesses than the general population. Meanwhile, Black people are 40% more likely to live in the areas with the highest estimated increases in mortality rates due to changes in air temperature. 

However, there is still time to prevent the worst impacts of climate change. Climate justice leaders and organizations are working tirelessly to develop the social and economic infrastructure needed to help protect the communities most at risk of experiencing the worst effects of environmental disasters. Join us for a timely discussion with experts from the climate justice movement on their strategies for building climate resilience in the South and learn how philanthropy can invest in transformative solutions to lessen the harms of climate change on immigrant and BIPOC communities.





Register by 5pm PT on Monday, August 21st.

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Thank you for your interest in this program. GCIR's webinars and funder learning opportunities are made possible through the time and expertise of presenters from the field. In the spirit of transparency, GCIR will make available the list of webinar participants to presenters upon request, unless the registrant requests to remain anonymous (to register anonymously for this program uncheck the box "show in roster"). 

Photo by André Bessa on Flickr, is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

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 A special thanks to GCIR members and funders for their support in making this program possible.