Our core theory of change is grounded in the need to produce research and analysis that effectively addresses equity and justice in climate and energy policy-making at a scale and level of rigor that has been historically invested in previous carbon-mitigation policies and programs. We aim to build the capacity of environmental justice communities and the environmental justice movement as a whole to enable true participation from impacted communities in climate and energy planning. At CEED we understand, climate change poses an existential dilemma. We believe facing this challenge requires an explicit and conscious investment in investigating solutions that center equity and a commitment to advance solutions in ways that meaningfully involve the voices and positions of EJ communities.
Our pillars of work are as follows:
Build a deeper body of climate and energy research and analysis that fundamentally addresses racial and income inequality
Provide capacity building services such as energy and climate policy research analysis and technical assistance to support the environmental justice movement
Education and training on differing approaches to addressing climate change and clean energy transition and their impacts on communities of color and low-income communities
Create cross learning opportunities for grassroots partners and provide collaborative spaces for our partners to engage with lawmakers and influence federal climate policy making