To confront the widening dangers of our climate crisis, leading U.S. environmental justice and national environmental groups today are advancing for the first time an Equitable and Just National Climate Platform.

Ana Baptista, Chair of Milano’s Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management program, is one of the co-authors and inaugural signatories of the platform. Dr. Baptista and Dr. Nicky Sheats of the New Jersey Environmental Justice Alliance issued a joint statement saying, “We are hopeful that the Just and Equitable National Climate Platform will serve as the foundation for future climate policies. For too long, environmental justice communities were relegated to being sacrifice zones. This platform centers climate policies in economic and environmental transformations that will benefit all communities.”   

This bold and historic platform highlights a shared vision and calls for national climate action that confronts racial, economic, and environmental injustice as it enacts deep cuts in climate pollution and accelerates a pollution-free energy future that benefits all communities.

The National Climate Platform is intended to help to guide, aid, and inform local, regional, and national policymakers, business leaders, and civil society advocates in addressing the central environmental threat facing humankind—before it’s too late.

Learn more at AJustClimate.org

Just and Equitable National Climate Platform

Video introducing the Equitable and Just Climate Platform