RFF scholars are examining how socioeconomic mechanisms and policies have contributed to the legacy of environmental injustice for historically underserved and marginalized communities. Our EJ research informs decisionmaking to address these inequities.
Environmental and Natural Resource Economics and Systemic Racism
This working paper examines the impacts of systemic racism on the field of environmental and resource economics, and what researchers can do to address the problem.
Implementation of Justice40: Challenges, Opportunities, and a Status Update
This report takes stock of Justice40 implementation by assessing the program's challenges and opportunities and tracking progress across 445 programs.
Prioritizing Justice in New York State Climate Policy: Aiming for Cleaner Air in Disadvantaged Communities
A new study from RFF and the New York City Environmental Justice Alliance examines whether disadvantaged communities will benefit from New York State's Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act.
Exposure: An RFF-Urban Institute Series on Environmental Justice
This webinar series takes a deep dive into issues related to cumulative environmental impacts, EJ screening tools, energy equity and transitions, benefit-cost analysis and regulatory design, disaster and climate adaptation, and the design of climate policies.
Margaret A. Walls
Margaret Walls is a senior fellow at RFF. Her current research focuses on issues related to resilience and adaptation to extreme events, ecosystem services, and conservation, parks and public lands.
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