Equity and environmental justice
Environmental justice community engagement and representation is crucial for ensuring that Community Climate Investments are invested as intended and meeting program goals. CCI project priorities are:
- Reducing greenhouse gas emissions on average at least one ton per CCI credit
- Reducing emissions of other air contaminants, particularly in or near environmental justice communities
- Promoting public health, environmental, and economic benefits for environmental justice communities
- Accelerating the transition to clean energy particularly in or near environmental justice communities
Environmental justice communities are communities of color, communities experiencing lower incomes, tribal communities, rural communities, coastal communities, communities with limited infrastructure and other communities traditionally underrepresented in public processes and adversely harmed by environmental and health hazards, including seniors, youth, and persons with disabilities.