Jairo Garcia

Track L: Accelerating Community Pathways to Net Zero
Fri/AM 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Urban Climate Nexus
United States
Climate Vulnerability Assessments in Georgia via GIS Mapping and Community Assets

The use of electronics and information systems is essential to combat climate change. Tools such as GIS mapping and temperature sensors empower communities to adapt to the impacts of climate change. During this session and using Atlanta as a case study, attendees will learn how communities around the country can empower themselves via sensor and information systems to justify and advocate for investments in climate solutions.

Dr. Jairo Garcia is an expert in urban sustainability and climate change. Dr. Garcia is the CEO of Urban Climate Nexus, the North America Curator for United Nations Habitat, a Sustainable Development Goals Educator Fellow, and a long-term collaborator and lecturer at Johns Hopkins University and The Georgia Institute of Technology. Dr. Garcia is the former Director of Climate Policies with the City of Atlanta and the lead author of Atlanta’s Climate Action Plan. His areas of research are in urban climate vulnerabilities with a focus on climate policies, urban heat, food security, and public health.

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