This one-pager from Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality and partners is a great resource for insights into the 2020 Census and the Environment: How Census Data Are Used for Environmental Justice & Climate Action.

  • Census data and census-derived data help us understand the impacts of the climate crisis, environmental hazards, and government policies on communities.
  • Policymakers, advocates, and other data users rely on census data to help enforce equitable protections from environmental hazards, including those in the Clean Air Act.
  • These data guide investments in communities and programs that mitigate causes of the climate crisis, build resiliency to harmful climate impacts, and reduce exposure to environmental hazards.
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