Beginning Nov. 1, world leaders will meet in Glasgow, Scotland for COP 26, the most important U.N. climate summit since Paris, 2015. Four years after Trump pulled the U.S. out of the Paris Agreement, and amid worldwide mobilizations, the U.S. has rejoined. There is potential for a global restart in halting the rise in greenhouse gases.
This program will discuss the climate summit and the ways local API communities are working to reduce greenhouse gases and air pollution, and preparing against the increasing threat of heatwaves. Panelists include Dean Toji, CSULB professor; Jan Victor Andasan with East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice; Jeshow Yang of API Forward Movement; Alice Lee Stevens, RN, co-founder of Long Beach 350; and Gisele Fong, formerly of End Oil.
The A3PCON Environmental Justice Committee works to engage and educate API communities on climate change and environmental justice, raise API concerns and strengthen their voices in broader climate coalitions and support environmental organizing in API communities. We have held 350.org educationals, showed a film on rising sea levels threatening Pacific Islands, organized for the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument, testified at the California Air Resources Board, raised funds for Standing Rock and are in coalition for net zero emissions in goods movement vehicles.
Saturday, September 15, 2018: Activists share details about the disproportionate pollution faced by Asian American, Pacific Islander, Black and Brown communities in Southern CA and other issues of Environmental Injustice, linking them to the larger problem of the Global Climate Crisis.