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Disrupting the current system with community-led, just and equitable climate solutions with Laprisha Daniels and Rev Vernon Walker | Futuring Podcast

by Futures Centre, Feb 22
2 minutes read

With just nine years left to avoid climate’s most devastating impacts, we believe we are at a crossroads. Can we ensure all communities have an opportunity to thrive or do we continue to entrench siloed responses that will build upon the existing public health, economic and racial injustices for communities on the forefront lines of climate change? This special edition of the Futuring Podcast, as part of the American Climate Futures initiative, aims to shine a light on changemakers who are meaningfully accelerating climate justice and radical collaboration across the United States, showing that the urgent and necessary change is possible and already here.

In the second episode of the American Climate Futures miniseries, a special edition of the Futuring Podcast, Ksenia Benifand [Senior Principal Change Designer, Forum for the Future Americas] reflects on climate, disaster, and adaptation with special guests Laprisha Daniels [Executive Director, Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice] and Reverend Vernon Walker [Program Director, Communities Responding to Extreme Weather (CREW)].

Tune in to hear them explore ways in which we can disrupt the current system by holding decision-makers accountable and working to create just and equitable, community-led processes to fight climate change. What will it take to bring diverse coalitions of actors together to inspire and enact change? How do we ensure an interdisciplinary approach to climate action while addressing the co-occurring inequities that are exacerbated by climate change? 

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About American Climate Futures 

American Climate Futures is an initiative by Forum for the Future to ensure the needs and voices of those most impacted by climate change in the US are at the forefront of goal-setting, planning, and solutions development — while also challenging, and accelerating the process of addressing, the systemic inequalities that got us here in the first place.


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