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Public Health & Safety GC3 Working Group Meeting - Shared screen with speaker view
Martha Page
22:46
Martha Page, CT Food System Alliance
Sarah Lowe
22:50
Sarah Lowe - Department of Social & Behavioral Sciences, Yale School of Public Health
Mariana Fragomeni
23:02
Mariana Fragomeni, Assistant Professor in Landscape Architecture, University of Connecticut
Laura Bozzi
23:03
Good morning. Laura Bozzi, Yale Center on Climate Change and Health.
Meghan Doyle
23:24
Meghan Doyle. QU Law student and QU Sustainability Fellow.
Jocelyn Hillard, American Red Cross
23:26
Good morning, Jocelyn Hillard from American Red Cross, on behalf of Richard Branigan
Heather Aaron
23:28
Heather Aaron Deputy Commissioner of the DPH
Lori Mathieu
23:32
Good morning everyone. Christine Hahn-Dunn, Epidemiologist with DPH, Environmental Health and Drinking Water Branch
Michael Pascucilla
23:44
GM - Michael Pascucilla, East Shore District Health Department
Jennifer O'Brien
24:00
Jennifer O'Brien, Community Foundation of ECT
Alana Kroeber
24:05
Good morning. Alana Kroeber with United Way of CT/2-1-1 Connecticut.
Joanna Wozniak-Brown
24:09
Joanna Wozniak-Brown, CT Office of Policy & Management
Yolanda Stinson
24:17
Good morning everyone! Yolanda L Stinson CCEEJ Bridgeport Lead Organizer
Kendall Bobula
24:35
Kendall Bobula, Community Preparedness, Strategic Planning and Grant Manager - CT DESPP Division of Emergency and Homeland Security
Brenda Bergeron
25:06
Good morning! Brenda Bergeron Deputy Commissioner DESPP/DEMHS
Kim Zigich
25:28
Kim Zigich, Attorney, DESPP/DEMHS
Yaprak Onat
25:31
Yaprak Onat - Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation - UConn
Anna Shugrue, NECCOG
25:46
Anna Shugrue- Regional Planner at Northeastern Connecticut Council of Governments
Alanis Allen, CT DEEP
30:17
Opportunities for GC3: https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/DEEP/climatechange/GC3/GC3-2022-agendas-and-minutes/Opportunities-for-GC3-in-2022-060822.pdf
Katharine Morris
31:52
we see speaker notes
Sarah Watson, CT DEEP Office of Climate Planning (she/her)
31:58
Link to the GC3 report: https://portal.ct.gov/DEEP/Climate-Change/GC3/Governors-Council-on-Climate-Change
Alanis Allen, CT DEEP
33:15
If you would like to speak during the public comment section of the agenda please message me directly
Sarah Watson, CT DEEP Office of Climate Planning (she/her)
33:26
Link to the 2020 working group reports: https://portal.ct.gov/DEEP/Climate-Change/GC3/GC3-Working-group-reports
Huan Ngo
49:39
After we're done planning with what we know and can anticipate, we should also set up a mechanism to what we don’t, emergent public health problems?
Joanna Wozniak-Brown
50:19
Do the chairs anticipate a policy subcommittee before the report to the full GC3?
Laura Bozzi
52:54
Is it possible to have an update on current progress on 2020 recommendations? That would help the working group make recommendations for next steps.
Alanis Allen, CT DEEP
53:01
Send written comment to DEEP.ClimateChange@ct.gov and we will forward to the chairs.
Joanna Wozniak-Brown
53:10
I second Dr. Bozzi's comment.
Laura Bozzi
53:19
great thanks
Martha Page
01:10:39
How do you anticipate that we will get ot the food security and mental health issues?
Martha Page
01:10:45
to
Martha Page
01:12:19
I volunteer for the food security work!
Rebecca French
01:16:43
NOAA said August was hottest month on record for Connecticut. 13 days over 90 degrees in August
Laura Bozzi
01:18:29
It would be great if we could look for synergies between our recommendations and those of other working groups - like infrastructure, forestry, and especially mitigation
Mariana Fragomeni
01:18:43
Agreed
Katharine Morris
01:24:08
agreed, and there are many local organizations who could be collaborated with, ex. Grow Hartford
Alanis Allen, CT DEEP
01:25:54
DEEP. ClimateChange@ct.gov for any written comments.
Katharine Morris
01:30:09
I recommend connecting with Shanelle Morris (shanelle@hartfordfood.org) of the Grow Hartford Youth Program for essential community insights and direct impact work on food insecurity and school system intervention
Mariana Fragomeni
01:30:17
Absolutely Rebecca and I echo your comments. We should also take into consideration how acclimatization is effecting what Deputy Commissioner Aaron is pointing out. Our communities are not used to high temperatures, therefore, are more likely to be affected by high temperatures.
Katharine Morris
01:32:23
re: heat and drought, in addition to climate exacerbated heat waves and the disproportionate impact on EJ/vulnerable communities with the urban heat island effect, droughts are often considered forgotten issues (aside from those who are fishers, outdoorsy)
Rebecca French
01:32:40
Apologies for not saying my affiliation before my comment: Director of Climate Planning CT Dept. of Energy and Environmental Protection
Katharine Morris
01:32:42
raising awareness to regular people is important for mitigation
Katharine Morris
01:33:12
-- Katharine Morris, Governor's IIJA Advisor for DEEP
Lori Mathieu
01:34:00
Katherine, can you please define regular people
Katharine Morris
01:36:33
folks who wouldn't be in meetings like this
Katharine Morris
01:37:06
folks who aren't privy to climate science
Lori Mathieu
01:37:19
Katherine, I did not send that question...not certain who did
Katharine Morris
01:37:22
folks who don't have access to outdoor space
Huan Ngo
01:37:28
We need to have improved predictive modelling of rising heat for CT, linking to heat islands and poverty areas. Not based on past and current data, but anticipating climate changing.
Katharine Morris
01:37:30
*Katharine
Lori Mathieu
01:38:25
Yes absolutely. That is the goal of our equity focus. Our SVI work also looks at these populations.
Yaprak Onat
01:40:36
Thank you, that will be great Lori.
Brenda Bergeron
01:42:52
Thank you for this excellent conversation, unfortunately, I have to drop off to travel to another event.
Alanis Allen, CT DEEP
01:43:02
DEEP.Climatechange@ct.gov
Jocelyn Hillard, American Red Cross
01:43:46
Thank you for a thoughtful discussion!
Yaprak Onat
01:46:13
Thank you all
Huan Ngo
01:46:15
Thank you!
Laura Bozzi
01:46:15
Thank you
Mariana Fragomeni
01:46:19
Thank you