Using Strategic Foresight and Scenarios in Policy Development for Climate Adaptation and Resiliency in Public Health

Concurrent Sessions 6: 10:00 am – 11:15 am, Thursday, September 23, 2021

New data, IPCC reports, the disastrous California wildfire season, and COVID-19 have highlighted the urgency of the climate crisis and its effects on communities and their health. This session will highlight opportunities for communities to pursue regulatory approaches to address the health effects of climate change and build resiliency within their community. These opportunities also allow communities to address issues related to social and structural barriers to health equity while adapting to climate change.


  • Jason Smith, Associate Professor and Chair, CSU East Bay, Dept. of Health Sciences


  • Cristina Richie, Lecturer, Delft University of Technology
  • Sam Halabi, Senior Associate Vice-President of Health Policy and Ethics, Colorado State University