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.
The Environmental Justice Climate Change Initiative started in 2001 with the mission of creating a domestic voice for Climate Justice in the United States. Today we have watched this mission grow from an idea to eye-opening reports, global media, the emergence of new leaders, various networks on campus and in communities and a growing conversation on what Climate Change means for People of Color in the United States and the World. We are proud that we could play a role in developing this critical conversation and are excited about the new endeavors our member organizations are taking on to continue this fight.
In June of 2015 EJCC will officially conclude our work as a collective initiative. Our work will continue on in a variety of forms including the Environmental Justice Leadership Forum on Climate Change led by WEACT for Environmental Justice. the Climate Justice Alliance and the newly formed Historically Black Colleges and Universities Climate Change and Environmental Justice Initiative
For more information on the Environmental Justice Climate Change Initiative or our previous reports please visit the website of our fiscal sponsor the Deep South Center For Environmental Justice www.dscej.org.
We are forever grateful to all who have contributed to the development of this important initiative and hope to see you in the continued journey towards Climate Justice!
Environmental Justice Climate Change Initiative
Please view below to read and download reports, guides and articles from the Environmental Justice Climate Change Initiative, our member organizations and our allies. If you are having trouble viewing our interactive library you can visit www.issuu.com/theejcc to search our growing database.
Climate of Change: African-Americans Global Warming and Just Climate Policy Full Report
EJCC Resource Library
The Deep South Center for Environmental Justice (DSCEJ) was founded in 1992 in collaboration with community environmental groups and universities within the region to address issues of environmental justice. The ...