Cities Are Cleaning Up With Some Help From Public And Private Friends
The article highlights the Justice40 Initiative, a crucial component of the Biden Administration's environmental justice efforts. The initiative directs 40% of benefits from federal investments into climate change and green energy solutions for communities that have historically been disproportionately affected. The Justice40 Accelerator, led by community leaders, has provided technical assistance to 101 communities, securing $43 million for community-led climate solutions over two years. Private enterprises, such as Exelon and Amazon, are also participating, contributing to climate change solutions and creating opportunities for underserved communities. The article emphasizes the importance of a bipartisan movement and the need for the private sector to support disadvantaged places, ultimately working towards a more equitable and just energy system.