Fighting Redlining and Climate Change
Over the last decade, California has pioneered a unique approach to fostering community-led solutions to climate change that meet the needs of frontline neighborhoods through a model called Transformative Climate Communities.
TCC prioritizes community leadership, requiring all projects to develop a collaborative governance structure between local government, community-based organizations, and residents. TCC also funds communities to create and implement holistic visions for transforming their neighborhoods to reduce dangerous CO2 emissions.
This approach ensures that projects are derived from resident-identified needs and gives community members a role in meeting the climate crisis at hand.
A Climate Action Model That Centers Community Voices
No one knows better than community members themselves what their neighborhoods need, yet rarely are community voices centered in the decision-making processes that impact their daily lives.
Community resilience is unique in its focus on people and consideration of public health, social structures, and economic development. Community resilience is the ability of communities to withstand, recover, and learn from past disasters to strengthen future response and recovery efforts.
TCC is a climate action model that puts frontline communities in charge of building thriving neighborhoods, fighting climate change, and determining their economic futures. By providing access to the power and resources needed to build stronger, healthier, and economically resilient communities, this model is a gamechanger in the fight against redlining and climate change.
TCC Communities are:
- Delivering transformative investments
- Centering community needs in climate policy
- Making the promise of equity real in the lives of Californians
Communities are Coming Together to Fight Redlining and Climate Change
Empowering Residents to be the Difference
Anticipated Project Outcomes from 8 TCC Implementation Grants over 5 Years (2019-2025)