In response to requests, a webinar with the authors will be held to share the findings and policy recommendations and take questions from a national audience. This is the first national level study to take a careful look at the potential to reduce harmful air pollution as part of strategies to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The report argues that we need to build GHG reduction into energy policy not simply for efficiency reasons – why leave public health benefits lying on the ground? – but also for equity reasons: the facilities that emit GHGs and the associated co-pollutants are disproportionately in low-income communities and communities of color.
SPONSORS: The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies and Ecotrust. Kristen A. Sheeran (Director, Economics for Equity and the Environment Network) and Danielle Deane (Director, Energy and Environment Program at the Joint Center) will moderate the discussion. The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies is one of the nation's leading research and public policy institutions and the only one whose work focuses primarily on issues of particular concern to African Americans and other people of color. To learn more, please visit www.jointcenter.org. Ecotrust's mission is to foster a natural model of development that creates more resilient communities, economies and ecosystems here and around the world. Ecotrust works locally in ways that promise hope abroad, and it takes inspiration from the wisdom of Native and First Nation leadership. Learn more at www.ecotrust.org.