Extreme Heat: The Deadliest Climate-Related Health Hazard
May 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm PDT
How can we advocate for health and equity protections?
Join us for a rich discussion with an expert panel of speakers who will cover heat-related health issues; what we need to do locally, following the recent Air District vote to phase out gas furnaces, to ensure an equitable and just transition to heat-cooling pumps and protected electricity access; and what we can all do on the state-level to advocate for policies and regulations that ensure equal access to cooling and health protections, and a just transition to renewable energy and electrification.
Rupa Basu, PhD, MPH, Chief of the Air and Climate Epidemiology Section at the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) of the California Environmental Protection Agency.
Jessica Guadalupe Tovar, longtime climate and environmental justice organizer in a variety of urban, rural, and indigenous communities throughout California, organizer with the Local Clean Energy Alliance fighting for equity in clean energy solutions to bring clean power to the people.
Edgar Barraza joined PSR-LA in 2022 as the Energy Equity Policy Coordinator and leads PSR-LA’s statewide equitable building decarbonization policy efforts through the BEEP coalition.