Fall 2022 Symposium
Protecting public health through U.S. climate action: Making sense of the shifting landscape after WV v. EPA and the Inflation Reduction Act
In response to the West Virginia v EPA Supreme Court decision and the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act in the summer of 2022, the GW Climate and Health Institute hosted an event dedicated to highlighting expert opinion on the next steps forward for climate policy in the United States. "Protecting public health through U.S. climate action: Making sense of the shifting landscape after WV v. EPA and the Inflation Reduction Act” took place on October 13, 2022, and included a keynote address from Senator Tom Carper with introduction from GW President Mark Wrighton, as well as input from two panels of experts.
Senator Tom Carper’s keynote highlighted the climate action he has spearheaded on the national stage and how these actions are tied to human health. He also emphasized how pivotal this point in time is in United States policy, and the need for politicians to unite and pursue ambitious climate action.
The first panel was entitled “Health and Environmental Justice implications of the WV v. EPA decision and IRA.” The panel was moderated by the Dean of the Milken Institute School of Public Health, Dr. Lynn Goldman, and featured Vicki Patton of the Environmental Defense Fund, Gretchen Goldman of the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy, and Sara Colangelo of Georgetown University.
The second panel was entitled “Towards a healthy climate for all: Advancing action on multiple fronts.” The panel was moderated by CHI Co-Director Dr. Susan Anenberg, and featured Robert L. Glicksman of George Washington University Law, Kate Johnson of the US Federal Affairs (C40 Cities), Khalil Shahyd of the National Resources Defense Council, and Bill Dietz of the Sumner M. Redstone Global Center for Prevention and Wellness.
Watch the full event here: https://youtu.be/kBm1ORyGsME