California’s changing climate poses a significant threat to low-income communities of color and the advancement of equity in our region. Our state decision-makers have implemented climate and energy policies that start to address climate change and its disparate impacts on historically marginalized communities. But as the state makes large public investments in climate resiliency, we must ensure that meaningful benefits reach high need communities like South L.A. without causing displacement or further harm.
SCOPE has developed new strategic alliances to ensure that state policies and programs create leverage and opportunities for community-led climate resilience at the local level. Through our work with the California Climate Equity Coalition (CCEC), California Environmental Justice Alliance (CEJA), and other statewide partners, we are advocating for proactive, community-centered climate solutions that reduce pollution, reduce poverty, and improve health outcomes.