Free Webinar: Implications of Green Technologies for Environmental Justice, June 12, 12-1pm ET

  • 12 June 2024
  • Start time : 12:00 PM
  • End time : 01:00 PM
  • Event Host : GreenHome Institute
Free Webinar: Implications of Green Technologies for Environmental Justice, June 12
Event Description

This course will review disparities in access to green technologies, in the U.S. and across the globe. There are large disparities in access to green technologies between countries and among different demographic groups within countries. Unless carefully managed, the energy transition risks exacerbating some of these inequalities, for example, by burdening those who are excluded from efficient new technologies with the costs of maintaining legacy infrastructure. The energy transition will create new interdependencies between sectors—for exam- ple, between buildings, the power sector, and transportation—requiring integrated design of policies and infrastructure in different sectors. The equitable adoption of new technologies is contingent on broadening access to enabling technologies such as the Internet and payment systems. Decision-makers must focus on new technologies that remove disparities in access to services but do not replicate current inefficiencies in providing those services (e.g., equitable access to mobility—not only to motorized personal vehicles). Data at higher resolutions and with broader coverage are needed to design equitable technology deployment strategies and evaluate their success.

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • GreenHome Institute
  • Agenda
    • - Review the different dimensions of energy and environmental justice through the lens of Social Equity
      - Understand evidence describing how access to decarbonization new technologies varies across nations and across population groups
      - Understand how green technologies create interdependencies between sectors that have in the past been independent and how that impacts social equity
      - Understand the track record of policy interventions aimed at reducing inequitable access to new technologies
  • Speakers / Presenters
    • Parth Vaishnav, Assistant Professor of Sustainable Systems
      School for Environment and Sustainability, University of Michigan
  • Cost
    • FREE Event
  • Event type
    • Online/Webinar

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