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wppBuilding equity, inclusiveness for low-income communities is key in climate resilience planning

By Shamar Bibbinss – Environmental Justice in Action – EPA Blog – August 16, 2016
As a student organizer, I saw firsthand the lack of engagement with communities of color around key environmental issues. When I began working on climate change years later, I remained guided by a deep passion to ensure that people from historically underrepresented groups were included in efforts to advance climate solutions. Low-income communities have, historically, been largely excluded from the benefits of robust investments in clean energy, green infrastructure, high-quality transit, and other climate-beneficial interventions. Climate policies have failed to address the magnitude of environmental, economic, and social vulnerabilities these communities face. For full blog post, click here.

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