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The Latino Climate Justice Framework exists to highlight the disproportionate impacts of climate change on nuestra comunidad latina. Our communities are heavily represented in outdoor jobs such as farm working, which means they are exposed to the extreme heat that puts workers at elevated risk for heat stroke and dehydration. Since September 2022, Latino/a/x people across America have signed onto the LCJF, joining the call for climate justice solutions designed with our gente in mind.

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The Latino Climate Justice Framework (LCJF) provides a blueprint that Latino/a/xs across the country can turn to as we advocate for climate solutions in our communities.

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El Marco de Justicia Climática Latina (MLJC) es el trabajo de 22 organizaciones latinas/x, el cual integra un modelo para abordar la crisis climática y atender las necesidades de las comunidades latinas/x en todo el país. Este marco proporciona un modelo para que nuestros colaboradores aboguen en nombre de nuestras comunidades.

The work of 22 Latino/a/x organizations, the LCJF is a comprehensive framework for addressing the climate crisis and serving the needs of Latino/a/x communities across the country. This framework provides a blueprint for our partners to advocate on behalf of our communities.

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About The Report

Latino Climate Justice Framework

Our comunidades across the country need climate solutions that will mobilize the massive investments necessary to mitigate, prepare for and prevent the devastating impacts of the climate crisis. The framework presented in this report builds upon the significant work of frontline climate and environmental justice leaders to highlight disproportionate impacts on Latino/a/x communities and help ensure our priorities are included, elevated, and protected.

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The Path to Energy, Environmental and Economic Justice

The reality is that Latino/a/x communities in this country bear the brunt of climate, water and air pollution. It’s time for us to trade in practices that extract from Madre Tierra – producing pollution that harms us all – for clean, renewable alternatives that harness the natural energy of the planet, allowing us all to breathe easier while creating millions of jobs.

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Protecting Vulnerable Communities from the Climate Crisis

Latino/a/xs in the U.S. and abroad live on the frontlines of the climate crisis, threatened by destructive weather events and heavily represented in outdoor jobs.  While we transition away from fossil fuels and into a clean energy future, it is critical that we support our communities by providing climate-resilient infrastructure addressing the risks associated with the climate crisis now.

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Providing Equitable Access and Representation

Just solutions to our climate crisis must move beyond a decarbonization-only approach, account for economic disparities, and ensure that deeply vulnerable groups from our communities, such as migrants, farmworkers, and frontline workers, are included in policy strategies to grow economic opportunity. Providing language access at every level and structure of government is one crucial component for Latino/a/xs to be included in decision-making processes.

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Cómo Podemos Lograr la Justicia Energética, Ambiental y Económica:

  • Promover la Energía Limpia, Renovable y Comunitaria

  • Promover la Movilidad, Transporte y Envío Limpios

  • Reducir la Contaminación por Combustibles Fósiles y las Zonas de Sacrificio

  • Sellar y Remediar Pozos de Petróleo Abandonados

How We Can Achieve Energy, Environmental and Economic Justice:

  • Advance Clean, Renewable, Community-Based Energy

  • Advance Clean Mobility, Transportation and Shipping

  • Reduce Fossil Fuel Pollution and Sacrifice Zones

  • Plug and Remediate Abandoned Oil Wells

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Cómo Podemos Proteger a las Comunidades Vulnerables de la Crisis Climática:

  • Construir Comunidades Resistentes al Clima

  • Proporcionar Acceso Equitativo al Agua Limpia

  • Proteger a los Trabajadores Agrícolas de las Amenazas Climáticas

  • Asistencia y Reasentamiento de Refugiados Climáticos

How We Can Protect Vulnerable Communities from the Climate Crisis:

  • Build Climate-Resilient Communities

  • Provide Equitable Access to Clean Water

  • Protect Farmworkers from Climate Threats

  • Assist and Resettle Climate Refugees

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Cómo Podemos Proporcionar Acceso Equitativo y Representación:

  • Aumentar la Participación Comunitaria, el Acceso Lingüístico y las Vías de Acceso a Servicios Básicos

  • Tomar Decisiones de Financiación Equitativas

  • Promover la Administración Latina/a/x del Mundo Natural y los Sitios de Patrimonio

  • Construir un Futuro Equitativo y Resistente para Puerto Rico

  • Eliminar las Barreras a la Inmigración y la Ciudadanía

How We Can

Provide Equitable Access and Representation:

  • Increase Community Involvement, Language Access and Pathways to Services

  • Make Equitable Funding Decisions

  • Promote Latino/a/x Stewardship of Natural World and Heritage Sites

  • Build an Equitable and Resilient Future for Puerto Rico

  • Remove Barriers to Immigration and Citizenship

Sign The Framework

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Our Inaugural Partners

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CHISPA logo
Comite logo
Corazon Latino Logo
Ecomadres, Mom's Clean Air Force logo
Farmworker Justice Logo
GreenLatinos logo
HACU logo
Hispanic Federation logo
Latino Outdoors logo
League of United Latin American Citizens logo
MANA logo
Mi Familia Vota logo
NHCSL Logo
NHMA Logo
PoderLatinx Logo
Presente logo
Sachamama Logo
T.e.j.a.s Logo
UPROSE logo
UnidosUS Action Fund Logo
WCVI logo
"We need to realize a better future for America’s Latinx communities, too. Imagine what a difference it would make for a generation of kids to have their lives shaped by policy that prioritizes justice and liberation."

Irene Burga and Mark Magana

GreenLatinos

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