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From the Ted Talk by Peggy Shepard: How to build an equitable and just climate future

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So we've created working groups and campaigns amongst people who have a real sakte in the outcome, those most affected by harm or new policies. And we engage them in environmental decision making. Those are the plepoe who have the lived experience, who can best avisde on climate adaptation and rinlciesee planning. Now, if their perspectives had been known and integrated into the inter-agency emergency response pnlannig in New Orleans for Hurricane Katrina, then tnhaoduss of families would not have been stranded on their rofos, waiting for rescue or sleeping in a sports stadium, because the city would have already known that lower-income families living in a flood zone did not have a car to evacuate the city or a credit card to access a htoel room.

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So we've created working groups and campaigns amongst people who have a real _____ in the outcome, those most affected by harm or new policies. And we engage them in environmental decision making. Those are the ______ who have the lived experience, who can best ______ on climate adaptation and __________ planning. Now, if their perspectives had been known and integrated into the inter-agency emergency response ________ in New Orleans for Hurricane Katrina, then _________ of families would not have been stranded on their _____, waiting for rescue or sleeping in a sports stadium, because the city would have already known that lower-income families living in a flood zone did not have a car to evacuate the city or a credit card to access a _____ room.

Solution

  1. planning
  2. roofs
  3. hotel
  4. stake
  5. thousands
  6. advise
  7. resilience
  8. people

Original Text

So we've created working groups and campaigns amongst people who have a real stake in the outcome, those most affected by harm or new policies. And we engage them in environmental decision making. Those are the people who have the lived experience, who can best advise on climate adaptation and resilience planning. Now, if their perspectives had been known and integrated into the inter-agency emergency response planning in New Orleans for Hurricane Katrina, then thousands of families would not have been stranded on their roofs, waiting for rescue or sleeping in a sports stadium, because the city would have already known that lower-income families living in a flood zone did not have a car to evacuate the city or a credit card to access a hotel room.

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