Last year, the City of Los Angeles spearheaded an innovative community engagement process around the question, “What are you most worried about regarding climate change impacts?” Led by the Climate Emergency Mobilization Office (CEMO) and involving hundreds of stakeholders, the resulting answer was extreme heat. What can be done to address the serious threat that hotter, longer summers pose to our communities?
This webinar focused on how climate resilience community hubs can keep people safe during extreme heat waves. Presenters included community leaders and experts from leading agencies who discussed energy resilience as a possible solution to extreme heat threats. We heard success stories from Southern and Northern California, as well as how to unlock state funding for developing resilience hubs.
Presentations and Resources
- Marta Segura, M.P.H., Chief Heat Officer & Climate Emergency Mobilization Director, City of Los Angeles (PDF)
- Laura Gracia-Santiago, Climate Adaptation and Resilience Enhancement Coordinator, Communities for a Better Environment (PDF)
- Shina Robinson, Resilience Hubs Manager, Asia Pacific Environmental Network (PDF)
- Coral Abbott, Community Resilience Centers Program Manager, California Strategic Growth Council (PDF)
- Abby Edwards, Adaptation Planning Grant Program Manager, Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (PDF)
- Jerilyn Lopez Mendoza, Los Angeles Regional Organizer, The Climate Center (PDF)
- Chat (TXT)