Nexus 2014: Global Gathering on Climate, Environmental Health & Justice was a high-level convening of leaders of grassroots non-governmental organizations focused on strengthening collaboration and strategies in global environmental health and justice advocacy. The convening focused on the nexus of environmental health and justice work with efforts on climate justice, adaptation and mitigation.
Nexus included training and strategy sessions at the University of California, Irvine from October 6 – 8, 2014, followed by funder briefings and network meetings in northern California on October 9-10. While the gathering was limited to invited participants only, some sessions were free and open to the public. Over 120 participants from the campus and the community attended the public events, which included panel discussions on Healthy Energy & Clean Air, Community Engagement for Climate Action, Advocacy Strategies Connecting the Local and Global and Health Impacts for Climate Change.