Please join us for a webinar discussing the central role that environmental justice will play in the Biden Administration and the proactive steps that all interested parties can take in anticipation of this focus. President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President–elect Kamala Harris made environmental justice—which seeks to address disproportionate environmental impacts of pollution on racial minorities, Native American tribes and disadvantaged communities—a cornerstone of their environmental policy on the campaign trail. Early actions by the incoming administration, including nominees to top environmental policymaking positions, indicate an intent to carry through on the promise to take an “all-of-government” approach to addressing environmental justice.
This program will feature WilmerHale Partners Peggy Otum and Michael Connor, Special Counsel Rachel Jacobson, and Associate Lauren Mercer, who will cover the evolution of the environmental justice movement, the levers through which the federal government can address environmental justice, actions the Biden Administration can take to advance its environmental justice agenda and a discussion of steps stakeholders can take to address environmental justice within their own organizations. Topics of discussion will include:
- Policies: Understanding the History of the Environmental Justice Movement and Its Recent Prioritization
- Process: The Federal Government Framework and the Biden Plan
- Players: Biden Administration Nominees
- Planning: Industry Preparation and Best Practices
Contact Katelyn Flanigan for more information and to request program materials.