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

Connecticut Develops Screening Tool to Advance Environmental Justice

To understand which communities are increasingly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection teamed up with UConn to form the Connecticut Institute for Resilience & Climate Adaptation (CIRCA) and create an interactive map of the state. By incorporating both environmental burdens and demographic indicators the tool, CT EJScreen, will help state leaders better serve overburdened communities and ensure climate policymaking incorporates environmental justice.
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 | 2023

U.S. Climate Alliance 2023 Annual Report | All Hands on Deck: The Alliance’s 25 member states and territories are now projected to reduce collective greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 26% by 2025 below 2005 levels and achieve their near-term climate target.
2023 Annual Report | All Hands on Deck

Securing America’s Net-Zero Future with State-Led, High-Impact 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).