Just Transition and Equity

Just Transition & Equity

Alliance members are partnering with frontline communities to develop climate and clean energy solutions; providing training, facilitation, and funding that bolsters capacity and fosters leadership in those communities; and directing significant expenditures to create environmental and economic benefits for vulnerable and overburdened populations and grow family-sustaining jobs.

Just Transition & Equity | Wisconsin Governor Evers planting trees.

Member Action

Just Transition & Equity

Below are tallies of the number of members that have adopted or are in the process of adopting statutory and executive policies and actions.

For the most up-to-date, in-depth breakdown of just transition and equity actions across our membership, explore the Alliance Policy Database.

Did You Know?

Member Spotlight

Wisconsin Office of Environmental Justice Incorporates Equity Lens in Policymaking

In April 2022, Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers signed Executive Order No. 161, which created the Office of Environmental Justice within the Wisconsin Department of Administration. The office will work with the state’s Office of Sustainability and Clean Energy to facilitate collaboration across agencies, promote environmentally just policies, and prevent disparate outcomes in communities across the state.
The Just and Equitable Transition State Policy Framework and its accompanying Resource Guide serve as a toolkit for states that want to build and strengthen just and equitable transition policies.

August 2022

The Alliance collaborated with BlueGreen Alliance to create a toolkit for states.

August 2022

Report | 2022

U.S. Climate Alliance 2022 Annual Report | Full Speed Ahead: The Alliance's 24 states and territories are tackling climate change while achieving lower levels of harmful local air pollution, delivering more energy savings, employing more clean energy workers and preparing more effectively for climate impacts.
2022 Annual Report | Full Speed Ahead

States Delivering the Next Generation of Climate Action

Letter | 2022

The U.S. Climate Alliance submitted a letter to the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) to provide feedback on the Climate and Economic Justice Screening Tool (CEJST), and to encourage CEQ to work even more closely with Alliance states in the refinement of this tool.
U.S. Climate Alliance Recommends Improvements to Administration’s Climate & Environmental Justice Screening Tool

The U.S. Climate Alliance submitted a letter to the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ).