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Integrating Equity into Climate Change Webinar Series

As governments aim to address climate change by mitigating emissions and adapting to issues brought about by climate change, equity needs to be a key aspect in all local governments planning efforts. In every community, there are community members who will experience the brunt of climate change, normally described as frontline communities or disadvantaged communities. These communities often face historical inequities while also being the most at risk for negative climate change impacts. When developing integrated climate action plans and sustainability plans, special focus needs to be placed on frontline communities to ensure that these inequities are resolved and not worsened by climate change. To address inequities in your community, you need to determine where the disadvantaged areas in your community are, what are the inequities they face and cooperatively develop strategies to reverse these inequities.

This three-part series provides important context, resources, and action steps to integrate equity and community engagement into resilience and sustainability planning. 

ICLEI will provide participants with:

Registrations will be accepted through 6/07/2024, or until maximum capacity is reached.

At a Glance

Open To:

ICLEI Members

# Participants:



August 2024 - October 2024


100 - Introductory


Free with ICLEI Membership


Equity / People Centered


There is no additional cost to participate. ICLEI will provide 3 hours of group instruction, access to tools and peer network, and recognition.



Who Will Participate

This three-part series is available for up to 30 participants each. The first webinar will be available to any community, including non-members. The second and third sessions will only be available for ICLEI members. Non-members who attend the first webinar that subsequently become ICLEI members will be able to access the remaining webinars.

Effort Level

Participants will attend live virtual training sessions.


Dates pending participant input.

Session 1: Introduction to Climate Equity & Justice
Overview of Equity First Steps Guide and Equity in Climate Planning: Trends and Best Practices for U.S. Local Governments report (Open to the Public)

Session 2: Tools for Inclusive, Effective, and Continuous Community Engagement
(Members only)

Session 3: A Holistic Approach: Integrating Equity into Existing Plans and the Co-Benefits for All Pathways
(Members only)


Contact our Equity pathway lead Calyn Hart at