Climate Action Equitable Strategy Implementation
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)
Fourth Economy is helping the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) design and administer funding programs that create more equitable greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions in disadvantaged communities throughout the commonwealth by incorporating environmental justice (EJ) considerations in statewide climate planning. This work is supported through the United States Climate Alliance (USCA) Technical Assistance Fund (TAF).
Environmental Justice (EJ) communities are disproportionately exposed to climate hazards and have limited access to tools to adapt to climate change and transition to cleaner Energy. Outputs from this project will strengthen PA DEP’s ability to leverage federal funding to enable more equitable climate action by producing benefits and reducing harms to EJ communities across Pennsylvania and prioritize their needs in designing federal funding programs they administer.