The talk will suggest a policy mechanism to ensure that climate change mitigation policy improves the health of environmental justice communities by reducing emissions of locally harmful GHG co-pollutants from power plants that impact these areas. Environmental justice communities are defined in this presentation as Indigenous communities, Of Color communities and low-income communities.
Dr. Nicky Sheats, Esq., is the director of the Center for the Urban Environment of the John S. Watson Institute for Public Policy at Thomas Edison State University. The primary mission of the Center is providing support for the environmental justice (EJ) community. He works on issues that include air pollution, climate change, cumulative impacts, developing EJ legal strategies and increasing the working capacity of the EJ community.