Report examines state efforts to address intersection of climate policy and equity goals

October 7, 2019

As New Jersey and other states lead nationwide efforts to address climate change, they are recognizing the disproportionate impact that climate change has on disadvantaged populations, according to a new Rutgers report.

The challenges and opportunities states face are surveyed in “Field Notes: Equity and State Climate Policy,” part of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) project series. 

“Climate change has a disproportionate impact on low-income individuals, communities of color and indigenous residents. And under-resourced communities pay a disproportionate amount for energy,” said co-author Jeanne Herb, executive director of the Environmental Analysis & Communications Group at the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy.

Phys.org, October 4, 2019

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