National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination. Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s oldest, largest, and most widely recognized grassroots-based civil rights organization.
Environmental injustice, which includes the disproportionate impacts of climate change, burdens communities of color and low-income communities in the U.S. and around the world. The NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program was created to provide resources and support community leadership in addressing this human and civil rights issue. Its main objectives include:
1. Reduce Harmful Emissions, Particularly Greenhouse Gases
2. Advance Energy Efficiency and Clean Energy
3. Strengthen Community Resilience and Livability
The NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program works to ensure that communities are equipped to engage in sustainability/climate action planning that integrates policies and practices on advancing food justice, advocates for transportation equity, upholds civil and human rights in emergency management, and facilitates participatory democracy.
Phone: (410) 580-5777
- And the People Shall Lead: Centralizing Frontline Community Leadership in the Movement Towards a Sustainable Planet
- NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program
- NAACP Climate Justice Initiative Toolkit
- NAACP Equity in Building Resilience in Adaptation Planning
- In the Eye of the Storm: A People's Guide to Transforming Crisis and Advancing Equity in the Disaster Continuum