Join us! Building Resilience: COVID-19 and Climate Change (virtual) Forum

May 27th, 2020 | News


Co-sponsored by the Environmental Business Council, the Sustainable Solutions Lab at the University of Massachusetts Boston, and John Snow, Inc. (JSI).

This current pandemic has disrupted life for almost everyone. While there is little evidence that the pandemic is spreading quicker because of climate, there are clear parallels between the two crises. Terry Greene, our Senior Environmental Health Specialist, is co-chairing the virtual event, where speakers will explore how our responses can make us more resilient to future threats and discuss success stories. During the forum, you’ll hear from these health and disaster response leaders:

Keynote Dialogue

Juliette Kayyem-Belfer
Senior Lecturer in International Security
Faculty Director, Homeland Security Project
Faculty Affiliate, Middle East Initiative, Harvard University

Georges C. Benjamin, MD
Executive Director, American Public Health Association

Virtual Breakout Sessions

Local Response, Local Solutions

Alonzo L. Plough
Vice President, Research-Evaluation-Learning and Chief Science Officer, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Claude-Alix Jacob
Chief Public Health Officer and Director, Public Health Department, City of Cambridge, MA

Sam Baraso
Program Manager, Portland Clean Energy Fund, Bureau of Planning & Sustainability, City of Portland, OR

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