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AE2C Inaugural Boston Event - Achieving Justice in a Clean Energy Transition
Thursday, October 20, 2022, 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM EST
Category: Massachusetts events

AE2C Inaugural In-Person Boston Event

 Achieving Justice in the Clean Energy Transition – Global, National and Regional Perspectives

Join Asian Americans in Energy, the Environment and Commerce (AE2C) as we launch our new Massachusetts Chapter Thursday, October 20, 2022,
hosted by Verrill, One Federal Street, Boston, MA
4:30 pm Keynote and Panel
6:00 pm Networking Reception

To avoid the worst impacts of climate change, deployment of clean energy technologies, both in the U.S. and globally, must be rapidly scaled up at unprecedented levels. Yet, historically, technology-driven transformations have often caused widely disparate economic, demographic, social, and cultural impacts with the worst imposed on the most vulnerable in society. This result is not inevitable. Simultaneous with advances in addressing climate change, there is also a growing emphasis and understanding of environmental injustice. Achieving Justice in the Clean Energy Transition – International, National and New England Perspectives will discuss policies and programs at the intersection of climate and environmental justice. Topics covered include:

 Just transition policies and programs, examples around the world
 Insights to understand the justice and equity dimensions of the transition
 Best practices to help ensure that environmental justice and low-income communities, benefit equally from the clean energy transition

Keynote Speaker: Shalanda Baker, Director of Economic Impact and Diversity, U.S. Department of Energy
Panelists:
Judy Chang, Undersecretary, Energy and Climate Solutions, State of Massachusetts
Amit Bando, Chief Economist + Senior Advisory for Just and Inclusive Economics, CERES
Reihaneh Irani-Famili, Vice President, Clean Energy Development & Infrastructure Investment, National Grid

Moderator: Jeanette Pablo, Director of Climate Equity and the Clean Energy Transition, Clean Air Task Force

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