The Role of Environmental Justice in International Trade and Diplomacy

May 28, 2021 • 10:00 AM • Virtual

The Biden administration has made clear its goals to address the climate crisis. A key component in tackling climate issues, domestic and abroad, is environmental justice. Environmental justice touches all aspects of life - from the food we put on our tables, the water in our faucets, the communities we live in, even our international affairs and much more.

In this series, we will bring together experts on a variety of topics that have direct or downstream effects on environmental justice, both domestically and abroad. Our panelists will consider ways that we can improve affordability, advance sustainability and increase access to essential resources as well as provide their recommendations and policy considerations for Congress and the Biden administration.

Duke in DC's Beyond Talking Points is a seminar series exposing government officials, policy staff at think tanks, NGOs, media, and others in the federal policy community on Capitol Hill and the administration to in-depth discussions on critical issues facing America and the world. Each event features a complex and relevant policy topic to be discussed by a panel of experts from Duke and external organizations. Sponsored by Duke Energy Initiative. Registration is required: For questions please contact Lizzie Devitt at