Environment and Climate
Environment and ClimateA Call to Invest in Community Power: Lessons from 10 Years of California Climate Investments for the State and the Nation
As state and federal policymakers work to address climate change through climate investments that reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and build resilience—for instance, clean transportation, solar panels, urban greening, transit-oriented housing development—it is critical that investments are geared to support the communities that have been historically marginalized and left behind.
Turning research into actionCalifornia Laws to Protect Tribal Cultural Resources: Are They Working?
California has enacted laws specifically intended to protect Tribal cultural resources and Tribal traditional cultural sites. But are these laws working?
Environment and ClimateAdvancing Racial Equity Through Climate Policy: Environmental, Economic and Health Equity Outcomes and Implications of CA's Climate Investment Program
Senate Bill 535 and Assembly Bill 1550, combined, require the state to dedicate a minimum of 35 percent of revenues raised through Cap-and-Trade to communities that are environmentally overburdened and socially vulnerable. This was an explicit effort to promote health, economic, and racial equity in California's climate policy strategy. This project will research and evaluate the implementation of the $12.6 billion California Climate Investment program (SB 535 and AB 1550) in creating solutions that promote health, economic, and racial equity in environmentally disadvantaged communities.
Environment and ClimateAdvancing Tribal Health and Wellness through Meaningful Government-to-Government Consultation in State and Local Environmental Decision-making
This study will examine the extent to which health and wellness outcomes for tribal citizens are tied to state policies requiring state and local agencies to engage in government-to-government consultation with tribes when carrying out environmental decision-making activities impacting tribal cultural resources.