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Climate Policy is Health Policy: Making Your Case with a Powerful Online Modeling Tool
October 7, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
This webinar will teach climate and health advocates how to use a free, easy-to-use, online modeling tool to demonstrate the vital importance of climate and energy policy for protecting public health and reducing premature death. Participants will get an advance look at the newly updated model with added public health capabilities.
• Sarah Spengeman, Deputy Director of Communications, Energy Innovation (moderator)
• Adrienne Hollis, Senior Climate and Health Scientist, Union of Concerned Scientists
• Jeffrey Rissman, Head of Modeling, Energy Innovation
• Neelu Tummala, Otolaryngologist and Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
The Energy Policy Simulator empowers advocates to model 80 different climate and clean energy policies’ (e.g., carbon tax, vehicle emissions standards, energy-efficient building codes) ability to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and conventional pollutants such as NOx, SOx, and PM 2.5. The model also forecasts how reducing pollution lowers morbidity and premature mortality, while strengthening the economy and creating jobs.
Advocates will learn how the Energy Policy Simulator can educate policymakers and the public on the potential for ambitious clean energy and climate policy solutions to reduce planet-warming emissions, while dramatically reducing pollutants that contribute to respiratory disease, heart disease, and premature death.
Armed with clear and compelling data, illustrated by interactive graphs, climate and health advocates can effectively communicate why strong climate policies are a “win-win” for health and jobs.
This webinar is jointly sponsored by the American Public Health Association, Energy Innovation, and the Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health.