Ensuring Equity and Inclusion

Working to ensure all New Yorkers are able to power the future and benefit from the investments and opportunities provided by this historic transition.

Ensuring Equity and Inclusion

Working to ensure all New Yorkers are able to power the future and benefit from the investments and opportunities provided by this historic transition.

We must first acknowledge that there are communities within New York that have been historically overburdened by environmental pollution if we are to make meaningful changes to benefit our climate and our economy. Today, those same communities are on the frontlines of climate change. Ensuring equity and inclusion in our climate actions means New York will ensure that all communities, but especially populations within disadvantaged communities, will benefit from the State’s investments and opportunities, including reducing pollution and creating new jobs and economic opportunities.

Opportunities for All New Yorkers in Our Fight Against Climate Change.

The Climate Act mandates that no less than 35% with a goal of at least 40% of our climate action benefits will go toward New York’s disadvantaged communities. By working closely with communities and equity experts, our climate work aims to address the challenges and barriers these communities are facing.

Regional Clean Energy Hubs

Our Regional Clean Energy Hubs are bringing resources and opportunities directly to communities. Connect with a Hub in your area to speak with a trusted local expert about clean energy careers, home improvements, even rebates for businesses and personal transportation.

Climate Justice Working Group

The Climate Justice Working Group, comprised of leaders from across the State, is engaging communities statewide to ensure the needs of disadvantaged New Yorkers are met in the State’s climate plan. Learn more about their work and what it means for you.

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Find Your Fresh Start

Discover resources such as trainings and paid internships to help you find your green job.

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