Invest in Community-Led Climate Solutions

Invest in Community-Led Climate Solutions

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Our Vision

People’s Climate Innovation Center and Institute for Market Transformation are the founding partners of Community Climate Shift. We have complementary strengths in community organizing and technical building policy knowledge, and we share a commitment to creating buildings that serve people in frontline communities.

Community Climate Shift is a groundbreaking initiative designed to transform how communities and local governments work together to ensure that new building performance standards, or other decarbonization policies, implemented by cities and states contribute to a Just Transition and reflect community priorities.

Climate Innovation and IMT win $5 million for related work

Communities are Experiencing a Climate Crisis

Most of us spend 90% of our time working, playing, and learning inside of buildings. These places shape our communities, cities, and the quality of our lives. However, decades of policymaking and business practices have separated us into inequitably resourced spaces where Black, Indigenous, People of Color have been disproportionately harmed.

Frontline communities Frontline communities are those that experience the most immediate and worst impacts of climate change and are most often communities of color, Indigenous, and low-income communities.Ecotrust our country are now bearing the economic and environmental impact of today’s climate crisis:

Our Groundbreaking Approach

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Our Campaign Goals

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Model Community-Driven Policymaking

Demonstrate just, inclusive, and transparent processes

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Develop Healthier Environments

Reduce pollution; improve air and water quality

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Improve Building Quality

Resource communities to adapt existing buildings for climate resilience and energy efficiency

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Generate Economic Impact

Ensure frontline communities are directly reaping the economic benefits of new jobs and investments

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Improve Cost of Living

Provide affordable, reliable utility services

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Increase Community Access to Federal Funds

Identify and apply for federal funding opportunities to support place-based work


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