2020 NYC Climate Justice Agenda
A Critical Decade for Climate, Equity, and Health
On Tuesday, April 21st, the New York City Environmental Justice Alliance released a new report, NYC Climate Justice Agenda 2020: A Critical Decade for Climate, Equity, and Health which outlines urgent recommended strategies to enact a Just Transition, including specific timelines and concrete financial and legislative commitments to create healthy and resilient neighborhoods; tackle emissions in an equitable way; support climate adaptation for frontline communities; and generate good, green jobs in the process. Additionally, the report includes an analysis of the overlaps between environmental justice and COVID-19.
The report focuses on three main themes aimed at achieving an intersectional set of environmental and climate justice goals: (1) Reduce Greenhouse Gases and Localized Emissions, (2) Advance a Just Transition Towards an Inclusive, Regenerative Economy and (3) Cultivate Healthy and Resilient Communities.
Link to press release here.
Download the 2020 NYC Climate Justice Agenda here.
The NYC Climate Justice Agenda is a research and advocacy campaign to address the need for comprehensive community-based approaches to climate action. Informed by the experiences of our member organizations, NYC-EJA monitors government progress towards meaningfully and equitably addressing climate change, and provides strategic recommendations to dismantle historic environmental burdens for frontline communities in New York City.