NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Environmental and Climate Justice Program was created to educate and mobilize communities to address the disproportionate impact of climate change on communities of color in the United States and around the world. NAACP explains that race - even more than class - is the number one indicator for the placement of toxic facilities in this country; while communities of color and low income communities are often the hardest hit by climate change.

Understand how the NAACP frames environmental justice to assess risks in your own community. 

The Environmental and Climate Justice Program is advocating for three primary objectives:

    1. Reduce Harmful Emissions, Particularly Greenhouse Gases
    2. Advance Energy Efficiency and Clean Energy
    3. Improve Community Resilience and Livability

The Program creates resources to inform, educate, and support communities seeking to advance environmental and climate justice - including training modules, articles, fact sheets and toolkits - which can be found on the website. 

The NAACP Climate Justice Toolkit contains guidance on advancing climate justice as well as organizing tools, with sample letters, public service announcements, and meeting agendas.



Publication Date: 2010

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