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Energy, Poverty and Health in a Changing Climate

Diana Hernandez, Professor of Sociomedical Sciences, Columbia

Wednesday, October 21, 2020, 12:00–1:00pm


One in three households in the US are energy insecure. There are acute and chronic forms of energy insecurity which stem from persistent poverty and climate-related impacts. The implications of acute and chronic energy insecurity result in direct and indirect adverse health consequences. This presentation will provide a conceptual and empirical overview of the energy, poverty and health nexus in the context of climate change highlighting policy and practical opportunities to promote energy justice.

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Hosted by the Irving Institute for Energy and Society as part of the New Energy: Conversations with Early-Career Energy Researchers webinar series.

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