The Connecticut Governor’s Council for Climate Change (GC3) invited the Engineering for Human Rights Initiative to provide public comments on a set of draft reports that make recommendations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to adapt to climate change impacts in Connecticut. The reports cover seven key areas:
- Equity and Environmental Justice,
- Public Health and Safety,
- Science and Technology,
- Infrastructure and Land Use Adaptation,
- Progress on Mitigation Strategies,
- Financing Adaptation and Resilience, and
- Working and Natural Lands.
The GC3 was established in 2015, and it was expanded by Governor Ned Lamont in 2019 (see Executive Order No. 3) with the goals of implementing greenhouse gas emissions reductions strategies, preparing and adapting our state for the impacts of climate change, and ensuring strategies are equitable and protect the most vulnerable communities. The comments can be seen below.
The ENG-HR initiative organized the event: “Research on COVID-19: Collaboration at the Nexus of Engineering, Human Rights, and Interdisciplinary Scholarship” on Thursday, September 24.
During this event, researchers and affiliates had the opportunity to meet faculty involved in innovative research and initiatives to understand and tackle the effects of the COVID -19 outbreak in our society. The list of the presentations is below. For additional information on the event or recorded presentations, please contact Davis Chacon-Hurtado at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- ‘Applying Chemical Engineering to Address Critical Shortages in the COVID-19 Pandemic’ by Jeffrey McCutcheon
- ‘Pandemic Journaling Project’ by Sarah Willen
- ‘Mathematically Modeling COVID-19 Replication’ by Ranjan Srivastava
- ‘The Ethical and Human Rights Implications of Using Digital Contact Tracing Tools to Respond to the Covid-19 Pandemic’ by Audrey Chapman
- ‘COVID-19 pandemic in the flood season’ by Xinyi Shen and Manos Anagnostou
- ‘Vulnerability and the Limits of Choice – Homecare Workers’ Views on Risk and COVID-19′ by Kathy Libal
- ‘Safety Assessment of New England Roadways during the Covid-19 Pandemic’ by John Ivan
- ‘Community Planning and Resilience for a Climate-Changed World: Insights from Urban India’ by Prakash Kashwan