Energy, Equity, and Environmental Justice

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Learning Outcomes

  • Discover the impact of the Biden Administration's Justice40 initiative on local plans and projects.
  • Advance environmental justice in local projects and communities through new federal tools and data.
  • Improve environmental-justice elements in climate-action plans and resilience plans.

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During the presidential transition, the incoming Biden Administration made equity and climate priority areas. It has now released executive orders, new regulations, and guidance aimed at climate, equity, and environmental justice. Experts discuss what has changed and what planners can expect. In the last nine months, the Biden Administration has been busy advancing policies designed to deliver on two key priorities announced during the campaign and presidential transition: social equity and climate change. From executive orders to regulations, federal officials are rapidly changing the landscape on issues like environmental justice. The new Justice40 initiative and related actions are both providing new tools for planners and changing how the federal government works with local and state partners. Get the latest on the implementation of new federal programs and understand how these shifts offer new opportunities for your plans and your community.