Environmental & Climate Justice

Environmental injustice, including the proliferation of climate change, has a disproportionate impact on communities of color and low income communities in the United States and around the world. The NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program…

WE ACT for Environmental Justice

WE ACT’s mission is to build healthy communities by ensuring that people of color and/or low income residents participate meaningfully in the creation of sound and fair environmental health and protection policies and practices.

Climate Justice Alliance

The Climate Justice Alliance (CJA) formed in 2013 to create a new center of gravity in the climate movement by uniting frontline communities and organizations into a formidable force. Our translocal organizing strategy and mobilizing…


This week’s pipeline wins were decades in the making

By Heather Hansman   Photo: Michael Nigro/Pacific Press/LightRocket/Getty  7/9/20   
Over a span of two days earlier this week, there were three big wins for environmental groups fighting controversial natural gas pipeline projects. On Sunday, Dominion Energy canceled the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP), citing delays and rising costs. And…

VIDEO: Access to Nature Is About Environmental Justice

By Anna Belle Peevey   Photo: Anna Belle Peevey/InsideClimate News  7/6/20   
When a viral video showed a white woman calling the police on Christian Cooper, a Black man, as he was birding in New York City’s Central Park this past Memorial Day, it highlighted yet another…

Climate change is also a racial justice problem

By Sarah Kaplan    Illustration: Michael Parkin for the Washington Post  6/29/20   
Normally, I use this column to respond to questions from readers about climate change. But — amid our ongoing national reckoning with racism prompted by the unequal impacts of the covid-19 pandemic, the recent killings…

Black lives also matter in the climate movement

By Gabriel Perez dos Santos   Photo: Lori Shaull  6/25/20   
Marches around the world show us that Black lives matter. The deaths of George Floyd, João Pedro, and so many other victims of police violence reveal countless more challenges for black people. And many of…