Uniting Data and Community: San Diego’s Climate Equity Index

This panel discussion will cover the process in which the City of San Diego co-developed the first-of-its-kind Climate Equity Index (CEI) in partnership with 32 community-based organizations and nonprofits, to better understand and map out the impacts of climate change at the community level. The discussion will cover the CEI results, process of co-developing, first-hand account from CBOs, detailed information on amount of staff time and budget to develop the CEI, and how the CEI has used the CEI to inform City policy and define Communities of Concern. This will be a conversation around equity, environmental justice, embedding equity in institutional processes, and forging non-traditional partnerships.

  • Roberto Carlos Torres (Moderator), Institute for Local Government, Senior Program Manager
  • Patrice Baker, Groundwork San Diego, Community Outreach Director
  • Dr. Cindy Lin (She/Her), Business for Good, Environmental Health Committee Lead & Board Member
  • Randy Wilde, City of San Diego, Office of Mayor Todd Gloria, Senior Policy Advisor