The Climate and Economic Justice Screening Tool is a geospatial mapping tool that indicates disadvantaged communities nationwide facing significant burdens. These burdens are organized into eight categories: climate change, energy, health, housing, legacy pollution, transportation, water and wastewater, and workforce development.
Each burden is ranked using percentage thresholds or yes/no indicators, and based on this methodology, communities are considered disadvantaged:
- if they are in census tracts that meet the thresholds for at least one of the tool’s categories of burden, or
- if they are on land within the boundaries of Federally Recognized Tribes.
You can access version 1.0 of the Climate and Ecconomic Justice Screening Tool here.