Full Title: Making Justice40 a Reality for Frontline Communities: Lessons From State Approaches to Climate and Clean Energy Investments
Author(s): Colleen Callahan, Daniel Coffee, J.R. DeShazo, Silvia R. González
Publisher(s): UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation
Publication Date: October 22, 2021
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The Biden-Harris administration recognizes the historic opportunity and pressing need to address long-standing inequities that people of color continue to face from systemic racism, economic barriers, and environmental health injustices. Climate change is here and threatens to exacerbate inequalities for people of color and low-income households. These are the same populations and communities that for decades have been disproportionately and systematically harmed by pollution.
The objective of this report is to help the Biden-Harris team and other federal decision-makers improve upon state approaches to maximize the benefits of Justice40 effectively and equitably. To do so, the report addresses two fundamental tensions.