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The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

November 15, 2021

The bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) (H. R. 3684, also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law) was signed into law on November 15, 2021. It includes historic levels of investment for infrastructure — $550 billion in new spending over five years and $650 billion for existing programs, totaling $1. 2 trillion. IIJA includes numerous standalone acts, including the Surface Transportation Investment Act of 2021, the Surface Transportation Reauthorization Act of 2021, the Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Act of 2021, the Wildland Fire Mitigation and Management Commission Act of 2021, the Repairing Existing Public Land by Adding Necessary Trees (REPLANT) Act, and the Infrastructure Investments and Jobs Appropriations Act.

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Indigenous Adaptation in the Face of Climate Change

2015

This article discusses important social considerations for developing adaptation plans, including human rights, environmental justice, sovereignty, and traditional ecological knowledge - with a focus on indigenous adaptation planning. It is suggested that tribal and non-tribal communities alike can benefit from incorporating these conscious considerations into planning efforts. The article also explores trends among the adaptation plans of four indigenous tribes in order to identify commonalities in strengthening climate resilience - including the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe, Nez Perce Tribe and the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community.

Author or Affiliated User: Elizabeth Ann Kronk Warner

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WHEJAC Recommendations

May 21, 2021

Executive Order 14008, Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad, established the White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council (WHEJAC) in order to advise the White House Environmental Justice Interagency Council on “how to increase the Federal Government’s effort to address current and historic environmental injustice. ” WHEJAC’s final report gives a series of charge questions and recommendations relating to Justice40, the Climate and Economic Justice Screening Tool, and Executive Order 12898 revisions.

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Climate and Economic Justice Screening Tool

May 2021

The Climate and Economic Justice Screening Tool (CEJST) was created pursuant to Executive Order 14008, Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad. EO 14008 required the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) to create a “geospatial Climate and Economic Justice Screening Tool… and interactive maps highlighting disadvantaged communities. ” A beta version of the CEJST was published along with the WHEJAC Recommendations to identify disadvantaged communities for the Justice40 Initiative.

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BIA Tribal Climate Resilience Program

2014

The Department of the Interior’s (DOI) Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) launched the Tribal Climate Resilience Program in 2014 to help tribes prepare for climate change. Direct funding from the now BIA's Branch of Tribal Climate Resilience (TCR) supports federally-recognized Tribes and Alaska Native villages in climate resilience planning through competitive awards for climate training, adaptation planning, vulnerability assessments, supplemental monitoring, capacity building, and ocean and coastal management planning. 

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Minnesota Climate and Health Profile Report

February 2015

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) Climate and Health Profile Report 2015, “An Assessment of Climate Change Impacts on the Health & Well-Being of Minnesotans,” provides a comprehensive assessment of climate change impacts and potential health implications for the state. In addition to describing climate trends and projections, the report identifies datasets and the data gaps that could affect the development of quantitative measures of health outcomes. The report concludes with a brief discussion of next steps required for an effective response to the identified public health climate hazards.

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Toward a Rainproof NYC

July 2022

During Hurricane Ida, New York City was caught off guard in its inability to handle intense and prolonged rainfall. Media and elected officials could not understand how NYC could deal with these issues. Against this backdrop, in July 2022, Rebuild by Design and One Architecture released a report, “Toward a Rainproof NYC. ” It demonstrates how systematically-implemented green solutions and infrastructure strategies can be less expensive and still beneficial in dealing with significant weather events.

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Montgomery County Council Bill 3-22

July 2022

On July 12, 2022, the Montgomery County Council passed Council Bill 3-22, requiring climate assessments for future legislation. The aim is to provide decisionmakers with information on climate implications (emissions and resilience) of decisions they may make. The legislation responded to the Council’s Resolution 18-974 in 2017, which declared a climate emergency and set emissions goals.

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Planning for Urban Heat Resilience

April 2022

Planning Advisory Service Report 600 (PAS Report 600) of the American Planning Association, Planning for Urban Heat Resilience, was published in April 2022 to shed light on the growing and inequitable threat of heat and provide a plan for cities worldwide to increase urban heat resilience. It recommends that planners use existing regulatory tools and plans to manage and prepare for heat. The report also provides planners with background knowledge, frameworks, and a catalog of approaches to dealing with heat.

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