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Health and the Environment

Across the globe, climate change is increasing the frequency and impact of extreme weather events that can cause displacement, loss of resources, illness, and death. At the same time, growth in population, along with activities like manufacturing and industrial farming, means that individuals and communities are challenged by exposure to both manmade and naturally occurring harmful substances with serious health implications. The burden of both of these threats is often disproportionately borne by those with the fewest resources.   

Our Approach

The Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation (CHLPI) works to ensure that laws and policies are structured to protect the most vulnerable individuals and communities from undue risk of exposure to harmful substances, and to promote policies that enable resilience and equitable treatment in the face of extreme climate events.  

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