CLIMATE JUSTICE RESOURCES

A collection of guides and reports on taking action to address the disproportionate impact of climate change on low-income communities and communities of color.

 

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A study from Community Health Councils finds that low-income communities of color in Los Angeles are more at risk from local oil drilling operations than more affluent predominantly white neighborhoods.

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Gustavo Petro, Mayor of Bogota passed a controversial master plan to address climate change that the city had originally refused.

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Greenhouse gas emissions are quickly affecting our communities by reshaping the way city planners create policy in response to climate change. This ebook explores how cities and low-income communities can become more climate resilient.

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A national telephone survey and four focus groups among African-Americans to assess opinions on energy issues.

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A new poll by Earthjustice and GreenLatinos found that a majority of Latinos feel the impacts of climate change and want to see the US move towards a low-carbon economy.

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Climate adaptation and resiliency planning will not succeed without also including an equity lens, as underserved and vulnerable communities are also at the front lines of climate impacts.

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An overview of opportunities for equitable access to energy efficienct and clean energy prospects across the U.S. that includes state-by-state details.

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A report (and accompanying toolkit) on the role of coal-fired power plants on inequitable health outcomes and the disproportionate impact of climate change on low income communities and communities of color.

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New research, currently in progress, is exploring the relationship between race, class and the environment, particularly in regard to the role that privilege plays in the climate change conversation (i.e. the different frameworks and strategies of mainstream environmental organizations and environmental justice groups).

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This guidebook outlines a climate justice framework and offers tools for organizations to apply when engaging those who are most impacted by climate change (low-income communities, communities of color and Indigenous peoples).

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A handbook created in preparation for building a climate justice campaign for COP15 that includes messaging and outreach recommendations (including an action plan template) that are still relevant for organizers.

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An exploration of the complex relationship between gender and climate change that applies a gender lens to issues of  vulnerability to climate impacts, adaptation, mitigation, and advocacy. 

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Through a series of case studies, this report illustrates the efforts of community-based environmental justice groups working to address climate change, sustainability, and economic recovery with low-income communities and communities of color.

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A report on the "climate gap" (the disproportionate and unequal impact of climate change on low-income communities and people of color), which recommends addressing the "conversation gap" by working across sectors and constituencies to create equitable economic opportunities and health benefits.

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An examination of the intersection of climate change with race and class (including vulnerability to disasters, health disparities, and unemployment) and recommendations for taking action. 

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This toolkit highlights the disproportionate impact of climate change on communities of color and includes recommendations for taking action to ensure an equitable green economy.

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A report of interviews activists and funders on how to integrate climate issues into the environmental justice movement, with the aim of creating a broad-based movement for equitable solutions to climate change.

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A survey of public support for climate and energy policies among different racial and ethnic groups.

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