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Council On Environmental Quality Tribal Consultation on Climate and Economic Justice Screening Tool (CEJST)
April 13, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
Dear Tribal Leaders,The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) invites you to participate in a Tribal consultation on the beta – or draft – version of the Climate and Economic Justice Screening Tool (CEJST) that the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) recently launched.
Option 1:Thursday, April 7, 2022 4:00 pm ET – 7:00 pm ET
Option 2:Wednesday, April 13, 2022 4:00 pm ET – 7:00 pm ET
One week after taking office, President Biden issued Executive Order 14008 on Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad. That executive order directed CEQ to develop the CEJST to support the Justice40 Initiative, which aims to provide 40 percent of the overall benefits of certain Federal investments to disadvantaged communities that are marginalized, underserved, and overburdened by pollution. The seven areas of Federal investment covered by the Justice40 Initiative are: climate change, clean energy and energy efficiency, clean transit, affordable and sustainable housing, training and workforce development, the remediation and reduction of legacy pollution, and the development of critical clean water infrastructure. The CEJST will help Federal agencies identify the communities that should receive 40 percent of the benefits from these programs under the Justice40 Initiative, including Tribal communities.CEQ is also holding public training sessions to provide you with opportunities to learn more about this new tool in advance of consultation.