The EJCC addresses climate change as an issue of human rights and environmental justice. Global warming impacts human lives—particularly people of color, low-income families, and indigenous communities. It compromises their health and causes unjust financial burdens and social and cultural disruptions. Moreover, those who are most affected are least responsible for the greenhouse gas emissions that cause the problem—both globally and within the United States.
The EJCC organizes national and international action for just climate change policies, educates young people about the science of climate change, and trains them to become activists in their communities. EJCC provides support to environmental justice organizations throughout the country as they incorporate climate change into their struggles for environmental justice.
For more information about the Environmental Justice and
Climate Change Initiative, visit www.ejcc.org.
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