“Everyone feels the effects of global warming, but people of color, Indigenous Peoples, workers, and poor communities are the first to experience climate change’s negative impacts. Those communities have fewer resources to adapt to climate change’s effects. The economic, cultural, and health costs associated with global warming also fall hardest on those with the least resources. Because climate change and climate policies will disproportionately affect these groups, policymakers must address these differential impacts.”
The Ten Principles of Just Climate Policy were developed by members of the EJCC and officially released in 2002 at the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg South Africa. The ten principles lay out critical and common sense specifics on how United States policies on climate change can effectively address global climate change and the rights of all communities.
Please view the 10 principles slide show posted above and read the "Ten Actions of Climate Justice Policies" published in 2002 by EJCC founding director Ansje Miller and Cody Sisco.