BIPOC Climate Justice Dialogue
“Strengthening Communications between BIPOC Experts and Government Officials”
The day-long BIPOC Climate Justice Dialogue is an opportunity for Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color (BIPOC) climate justice scholars, organizers, and funders to discuss national climate goals and priorities with administration officials in advance of the Biden-Harris Leader’s Climate Summit, to be held on Earth Day.
Discussions will feature Administration and federal agency representatives and BIPOC climate justice leaders like Tara Houska of the Giniw Collective, Dr. Richard Gragg of FAMU, and Dr. Pablo Méndez Lázaro of the University of Puerto Rico. Topics to be discussed include BIPOC priorities for the just transition, culturally responsive climate action, White House climate priorities, and integration across federal agencies. The dialogue will also introduce the community-driven U.S. framework for Action for Climate Empowerment (ACE), as recommended in Article 12 of the Paris Agreement.
This special gathering is collaboratively hosted by the managers of the BIPOC Scholars Project, the Land Peace Foundation, the HBCU Green Fund, and the Coordinating Team for the U.S. ACE National Strategic Planning Framework.