Justice40rward Briefing and working lunch 11:30am to 3:00pm
Hosts: CleanAirNow and Environmental Justice Leadership Forum
Justice40 Initiative centers environmental and racial justice for disadvantaged communities of color who bear the brunt of environmental health hazards and are overburdened with poverty, pollution, Under-investment and economic burdens of the energy system and do not have equitable access to decision making.
Created under the Biden-Harris Administration Justice40 establishes the goal that 40% of overall benefits across all federal agencies flow to disadvantaged communities (DAC).This commitment is contained in executive order 14008
The overarching goal of this community tour will be to: raise awareness of Justice40 investments in the Infrastructure Investments and Jobs Act and Inflation Reduction Act; spotlight community advocacy and environmental justice leadership; and engage with city, county, state and federal officials to ensure IIJA/IRA Justice40 investments reach communities that need them most.