Further Equity Panel Recommendations

CAP2.0 - Further Equity Panel Recommendations

The Climate Action Plan 2.0 Equity Panel had specific recommendations regarding outreach and education. Panel members agreed there is a need for better understanding about individual actions and the impacts they have on climate change. The following is a list of recommendations the panel had for the ECC Partners.


Outreach

  • Action E1 
    Engage Tribal Traditional Ecological Knowledge in decision-making about land and water use.
  • Action E2
    Creation of a standing Climate Change Equity Advisory Committee that consults the people they represent when policies on climate change come up in COE. Remuneration provided for time commitment.
  • Action E3
    Host public hearings in multiple locations that increase access to information to working peoples.
  • Action E4
    Create a database of networks and information for appropriate inclusive outreach.
  • Action E5
    Create climate change education for public schools on mitigation and adaptation.
  • Action E6
    Award and monetary incentive for organizations working primarily with low income communities, migrants, communities of color, and people with disabilities on mitigation and adaptation to climate change.
  • Action E7
    City partnerships with those organizations on specific projects. For instance, making city land accessible for migrant garden education.
  • Action E8
    City hire and train advocates and leaders in underserved communities who serve as ambassadors that provide education on the city’s decision-making processes, how to provide input to or make demands of city council, climate change and related practices at the individual and collective levels.
  • Action E9 
    City dedicates a staff person (with training and community-based experience and connections) to build trust with members of vulnerable communities on issues of climate change-not relying on small, under-staffed and underfunded organizations to do outreach work for the city; and/or increase capacity of organizations to do the outreach work through allocated funding.
  • Action E10
    Since Neighborhood Associations are often spaces where people of color and low-income people do not feel welcomed, foster other avenues for community involvement. For instance, provide capacity building to empower community advocates from underserved communities to represent the needs of their communities in political processes and lead community-based emergency response. Activate schools as meeting sites in an emergency or a place to share information with community members.