The State of Environmental Justice Screening Tools: Improving Cumulative Impacts Methods with the Cu

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The State of Environmental Justice ScreeningTools: Improving Cumulative Impacts Methods with the

Alexa White Tuesday,December 13th, 2022 Harvard CJDF Final Share
Cultural Ecosystem Services Model
1. Project Inspiration. 2. What are Environmental Justice ScreeningTools? 3. What are Cumulative Impacts? 4. The Ecosystem Services Model & Critiques. 5. Project Methodology. 6. Summary. The Roadmap
Executive Order 14008 established the Justice40 initiative and directed the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) to develop a whole-of-government approach to environmental justice. CEQ created a Climate and Economic Justice ScreeningTool that will be used to identify communities eligible for benefits from federal investments in critical sectors.
1. Project Inspiration. 2. What are Environmental Justice Screening Tools? 3. What are Cumulative Impacts? 4. The Ecosystem Services Model & Critiques. 5. Project Methodology. 6. Summary. The Roadmap

What are Environmental Justice ScreeningTools?

1. Project Inspiration. 2. What are Environmental Justice ScreeningTools? 3. What are Cumulative Impacts? 4. The Ecosystem Services Model & Critiques. 5. Project Methodology. 6. Summary. The Roadmap

What are the gaps in Environmental Justice ScreeningTool Data?

The Future of Cumulative Impacts

Who needs to use EJ Screening tools?

1. Project Inspiration. 2. What are Environmental Justice ScreeningTools? 3. What are Cumulative Impacts? 4. The Ecosystem Services Model & Critiques. 5. Project Methodology. 6. Summary. The Roadmap

What is the Ecosystem Services (ES) Model?

(Brauman et. al, 2014)

Has ES ever been critiqued?

1. Project Inspiration. 2. What are Environmental Justice ScreeningTools? 3. What are Cumulative Impacts? 4. The Ecosystem Services Model & Critiques. 5. Project Methodology. 6. Summary. The Roadmap

How does the Ecosystem Services (ES) Model fit within EJMap?

How were indicators chosen for EJMap?

How were indicators chosen for EJMap?

What

the cultural relevance of these data?

is

How were indicators chosen for EJMap?

data?

What is the cultural relevance of these
In what ways could Cultural Ecosystem Services serve as a model for developing solutions?

Compare cultural

OverallAim:
impacts as a juxtaposing layer against cumulative impacts within EJ screening tools.
https://dep.nj.gov/ej/communities/
Source:
Kalani Quiocho
1. Project Inspiration. 2. What are Environmental Justice ScreeningTools? 3. What are Cumulative Impacts? 4. The Ecosystem Services Model & Critiques. 5. Project Methodology. 6. Summary. The Roadmap

Why is this work important?

Anticipated Impacts:

1. Increase community engagement as opposed to individual.

2. Higher resolution recognition of groups and paying homage to their contributions.

3. Iterations of EJMap will have redefined criteria for a subset of indicators.

4. Potential for future research on how these impacts (from CES) can be a proxy for cumulative impacts.

Outcomes and Achievements

1. Academic paper.

2. Meetings with federal officials and EJ champions about inclusion of cultural ecosystem services models within EJ screening tool frameworks.

3. Presentations including this work at two international conferences: the UNFCCC Conference of Parties 27 in Sharm El-Sheik, Egypt and the United Nations First Permanent Forum for People ofAfrican Descent in Geneva, Switzerland.

Thank you! Email: alexaw@umich.edu Twitter: @alitebrand
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