WELCOME

FORGING AHEAD: INCORPORATING
ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE & CLIMATE CHANGE
INTO NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY (NEPA)
“A NATIONAL DIALOGUE FOR
BUILDING HEALTHY COMMUNITIES”
K I M L A M B E RT , U . S . F I S H A N D W I L D L I F E S E RV I C E
T H U R S D AY , M A RC H 1 0 , 2 0 1 6

OBJECTIVES
1. Environmental Justice – Provide a snapshot of the
current status of the program and mapping a
course of change – Kim Lambert
2. Climate Change – Introduction to how Climate
Change relates to EJ and projected impact/risk –
Nancy Green
3. Brainstorming session – Draw on your experience
and expertise to create a deliverable to the Federal
Interagency Work Group on Environmental Justice.

WHY CARE?
Executive Order 12898 (February 11, 1994 = 22 years
+ 1 month) requires Federal agencies to:
• Consider disproportionately high and adverse environmental
effects on minority and low-income populations. Results:
• Multiple guidance documents (draft/final) to improve
Federal agencies actions on the effects of… YET,
• Federal practitioners and contractors struggle
with identifying and assessing Climate
Change / EJ impacts under NEPA.

EJ IWG GOVERNANCE CHART
FY 2016-2018

Draft FY 2016-2018 EJ IWG Action Agenda
Framework

GROUP DISCUSSION
a. What do you consider are the highest priorities?
b. Climate Change / EJ issues that need attention from
EJ IWG.
• Communication Strategy
• Share successful example that could become
more widespread?
• Barriers: what is impeding progress?
c. Recommendations
d. Other

THANK YOU !!