Strategies for Increasing Health Equity While Addressing Climate Change Across Sectors and in the Built and Natural Environments

Concurrent Sessions 7: 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm, Thursday, September 23, 2021

Climate change adversely affects poor and marginalized communities, making them most likely to suffer the greatest losses and have the least ability to recover from the impacts of climate change. Addressing climate change represents an opportunity to improve community health and resilience through measures that reduce inequities and increase power over resources and decision-making. This session will examine local, state, and federal interventions in housing, land use, agriculture, energy, transportation, forestry, and workforce development that simultaneously mitigate climate change and increase health equity.


  • Jill Krueger, Director, Network for Public Health Law—Northern Region Office


  • Linda Helland, Climate Change and Health Equity Section Chief, CA Department of Public Health
  • Carmen Llanes Pulido, Executive Director, Go Austin/Vamos Austin (GAVA)