WHAT DOES CLIMATE CHANGE HAVE TO DO WITH PUBLIC HEALTH?
The 2023 Summit County Climate Change and Public Health Speaker Series is designed to elevate public health as a critical consideration of climate change action in our community. The first session of the speaker series will highlight how local risks to the natural environment influence public health. Attend the May 9th session to:
- Learn how climate change is impacting environmental health in Summit County and beyond
- Draw connections between environmental health and human health
- Hear national and local perspectives from climate change research experts
5:30 – 5:40 Welcome and Introductions
5:40 – 6:00 Summit County Climate Risk Assessment Presentation (See below to read Summit County’s Climate risk assessment.)
6:00 – 6:40 Guided Panel Discussion
6:40 – 7:00 Audience Q&A
2022 SUMMIT COUNTY CLIMATE RISK ASSESSMENT
The impacts of climate change on the frequency and severity of physical hazards are putting many communities at risk. As the threat of climate change grows, so too does the need for accessible information, tools, and expertise to support climate-resilient decision making for municipalities. The Woodwell Climate Research Center performed this risk assessment for Summit County in 2022, and the report focuses on the risk factors drought, water scarcity, and wildfire. Read the assessment here.
Please reach out to the Sustainability team with any questions or comments:Sustainability Program Manager: email@example.com