The Environmental Justice Climate Change Initiative was founded in 2001 shortly after thousands of people from around the world gathered in The Hague, Germany for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change 6th Conference of the Parties (COP6). During COP6, civil society groups coordinated the first Climate Justice summit as an official alternative forum to the COP6. Grassroots leaders shared stories of the impact of Climate Change and offered community based solutions for adaptation and mitigation. Several conference participants from the United States were inspired by the emerging global call for Climate Justice and saw the real need to develop a domestic counterpart. In April 2001, these participants founded The Environmental Justice Climate Change Initiative as a project of Redefining Progress, a California based Environmental Policy organization. Over the past ten years the EJCC has emerged as a lead United States voice for justice and equity in domestic and international Climate Change conversations.
EJCC and the Energy Action Coalition Environmental Justice Collective are launching the third Frontline Fellowship Class. Applications are being accepted now until Friday August 16, 2013. Programing will start the week of August 22, 2013. Fellows will serve 3 to 9 month terms working in solidarity with local and national Environmental Justice organizations. Each fellow will receive a $500 per month stipend to support meeting their fellowship requirements. To apply please fill out the application below.
It’s that time of the times again! This fall, October 18th to 21st , 10,000+ young people from around the United States and the world will converge at the David Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, PA for PowerShift 2013. EJCC is pulling together Power Shift panels, travel scholarships and link up opportunities we want you to know about!