Nov. 19, 2021

Houston city government partners with University of Houston Downtown in Climate week conference .

Friday Schedule
Friday — November 19
Inclusive Excellence, the Way Forward: A Critical conversation on Environmental Justice and Sustainability | 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Yvette Arellano, Founder & Director – Fenceline Watch
Ayanna Jolivet McCloud, Executive Director – Bayou City Waterkeep
Stephany Mgbadigha, Legal & Advocacy Director – Air Alliance Houston
Bridgette Murray, Founder & Executive Director – Achieving Community Tasks Successfully

Moderated by: Dr. Natacha Poggio, Assistant Professor of Graphic Design – University of Houston-Downtown

As part of the UHD President's Lecture Series on Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, this conversation will bring together leaders in higher education, public policy and public health for a conversation on issues related to Houston's climate.

Federal Infrastructure Plan: Opportunities for Houston, climate adaptation and the future | 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Sylvester Turner, Mayor – City of Houston
Evan Smith, Co-founder – Texas Tribune

Mayor Turner brings Houston Climate Week to a close with a conversation about the transformational potential of the Federal Infrastructure Plan and opportunities to boost resilience and sustainability in Houston.
Join Mayor Sylvester Turner and Evan Smith as they discuss the critical importance of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act in accelerating Houston’s efforts to adapt to climate change, lead the global energy transition, and achieve carbon neutrality.