Please Note - This meeting is now a one-day meeting. The meeting will take place on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at 3pm -7:30pm EDT.
The meeting discussion will focus on climate resilience, the beta version of the Climate and Economic Justice Screening Tool and the White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council’s draft recommendations on the implementation of the Justice40 Initiative.
The WHEJAC is interested in receiving public comments relevant to federal disaster preparedness and relief and community resilience. The WHEJAC is seeking comments on the following questions:
1. What type of support is needed for disadvantage communities to participate in federal disaster preparedness or relief programs?
2. How can Federal disaster relief and aid programs better serve disadvantaged communities that have historically received fewer federal benefits?
3. What process steps and information would help eliminate these disparities?
4. What steps can Federal agencies and the White House take to reduce disparities in climate change impacts for communities, including, but not limited to risks from, extreme heat, flood, wildfire, drought, and coastal challenges.
Please be prepared to briefly describe your comments and recommendations on what you want the White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council to advise the Council on Environmental Quality and the White House Environmental Justice Interagency Council to do relevant to federal disaster preparedness and relief and community resilience.
Members of the public who wish to participate during the public comment period must pre-register by 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time, May 4, 2022.