Just Transition: An opportunity to transform UW


October 29, 10:30 a.m.
How can the framework of a Just Transition* be applied to UW?
To address climate change, societies will need to transition away from extractive and polluting economies to build more resilient and inclusive communities. But how can this just transition be implemented at the University of Washington through the new Sustainability Plan?

A panel discussion will be followed by breakout discussions to reflect on how to turn ideas into actions.

Panelists: Terrell Engmann, co-founder, Basilica Bio; Chesca Ward, UW Graduate School; Judy Twedt, UW PhD student

*Just Transition is a placed-based vision and a community-based process that emerges from dialogue to address climate change and social injustices. It is rooted in a green and inclusive economy that fosters new opportunities, especially for those being disproportionately impacted by structural inequities and climate change, while transforming power structures.

This event is part of a series organized by UW Sustainability and the UW College of the Environment’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion office. We have been working together to explore the intersections between sustainability and equity, and to encourage collaboration between the groups working on these issues across the UW.


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