Research for People & Planet: Residential Weatherization, Energy Security & Health Disparities
Friday, December 2, 2022
11:00 am – 12:00 pm ET
Residential decarbonization and weatherization programs have the potential to reduce health disparities related to energy insecurity, but these programs remain largely underutilized by vulnerable populations living in older, leaky housing who would most benefit. This panel will discuss the links between these programs, energy security, and health disparities, as well as the critical role of community engagement in implementation.
The Research for People & Planet Series is hosted by the Boston University Institute for Global Sustainability (IGS).
Stephanie Ettinger de Cuba, Executive Director, Children’s HealthWatch; Research Associate Professor, Department of Health Law, Policy & Management, Boston University School of Public Health (SPH); Boston University alum (SPH) Presentation: Energy Insecurity & Health
Brooks Winner, Senior Clean Energy Specialist, Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) Presentation: The Pathway to Decarbonization Starts with Justice
Bianca Bowman, Climate Justice Organizer, GreenRoots (Chelsea, MA)
Presentation: Importance of Involving Low-income Communities in Building Decarbonization as a Priority
Moderated by Patricia Fabian, Associate Director, IGS; Associate Professor, Environmental Health, School of Public Health, Boston University