Archive Tag: Environmental Justice

UCLA Fielding School of Health creates new research center to address public health effects of climate change

The UCLA Fielding School of Public Health has created the UCLA Center for Healthy Climate Solutions to address the health effects of climate change. UCLA C-Solutions will collaborate with Los Angeles community members and elected officials to advance research-based strategies to strengthen communities’ climate resilience and slow the harmful health impacts of climate change. 

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Sustainable LA Grand Challenge Research Spotlight: R. Jisung Park

Students head back to school this month in Los Angeles, albeit remotely. We sat down with R. Jisung Park, assistant professor of public policy at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, to learn more about his research on heat and student performance, as well as the disproportionate impacts on Black and Hispanic students. The takeaway: Whether learning takes place in school or at home, temperature matters. 

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Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: What’s Next for the Sustainable LA Grand Challenge

The mission of the UCLA Sustainable LA Grand Challenge (SLA GC) is to harness UCLA’s research, expertise and education to help Los Angeles transform into the world’s most sustainable megacity by 2050. The COVID-19 pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement have made it clear that we cannot achieve this mission without a stronger commitment to social and environmental justice. Without equity and justice for all, there can be no sustainability.

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