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Cities across the country have begun to recognize the importance of prioritizing equity and environmental justice when designing and implementing climate and sustainability strategies. However, a lack of access to accurate and understandable equity data has presented a challenge to policy makers and community advocates alike.
To help bridge this critical information gap, Greenlink Analytics and Upright Consulting Services partnered to launch the Greenlink Equity Map (GEM) and Process Guide. GEM is an online map designed to help visualize equity-related issues and how burdens are spread across communities. The GEM platform includes more than 15 equity indicators, including energy burdens, the portion of income community members are spending on energy bills. The GEM Process Guide for City-Community Partnerships details emerging best practices and guidance for cities working in partnership with community organizations to develop a shared analysis of equity data.
- Yeou-Rong Jih, Director of Urban Initiatives, Greenlink Analytics
- Minna Toloui, Upright Consulting Services, LLC
- Divya Sridhar, Climate Resiliency Manager, Cleveland Neighborhood Progress
- Deepa Vedavyas, Sustainability Manager, City of Cleveland – Mayor’s Office of Sustainability
- Seth Mullendore, Vice President and Project Director, Clean Energy Group (Moderator)
This webinar was presented by Clean Energy Group on behalf of the Resilient Power Project.