Today the Equity Advisory Panel released its summary document: Using Nature-Based Solutions to Advance Equity. The report can be found here.
The Equity Advisory Panel collaborated to distill current knowledge on social equity, highlight gaps and needs, and develop recommendations to inform the State’s commitment to conserve 30 percent of California’s lands and coastal waters by 2030 (30×30) and enlist California’s vast network of natural and working lands in the fight against climate change.
The Panel includes specialists from academic institutions and practitioners from across California, representing expertise in public health, equitable access to green space, environmental policy, community benefits, racial and economic oppression, and environmental justice. Equity will be the sole focus for this Panel and will be an integral part of all topical panels. The State is committed to advancing equity throughout the development and implementation of its climate smart lands strategy and Pathways to 30×30. Panelist bios can be found here along with the questions that the panelists were asked to address – click on the Equity Topical Workshop header to see both. The public is also being asked to consider how they would address these questions.
Please join us on June 15 for a virtual topical workshop that will feature a presentation from the Advisory Panel, as well as an opportunity to provide input on how CNRA and its partners can deliver on the state’s goal to promote equity through its conservation and climate smart land strategies.
Topical Workshop: Using Nature-Based Solutions to Advance Equity
Advancing equity will require engagement and input from all of California’s diverse communities. Public participation is instrumental to the success of these workshops, and participants are encouraged to share their perspectives and insights on the topic to inform the Pathways to 30×30 document and Natural and Working Lands Climate Smart Strategy.
All meetings are open to the public and will be accessible by Zoom, a phone dial-in option, and YouTube livestream. Advance registration is required and participants who wish to make a 90-second public comment will need to register to provide verbal input during the public comment session.
In 2020, California committed to conserving 30 percent of its land and coastal waters by 2030 through Governor Newsom’s executive order. To inform this effort, the California Natural Resources Agency is developing a “Pathways to 30×30” document to identify strategies to achieve 30×30. The executive order also called for the California Natural Resources Agency to develop a Natural and Working Lands Climate Smart Strategy intended to guide long-term climate action on California’s lands.