On Wednesday, October 27th, the Northeastern community will participate in the development of our Climate Justice Action Plan (CJAP) through an in-person Community Conversation on Climate Justice Action in the Curry Student Center from 11am-7pm. This is the initial opportunity for students, faculty, and staff to share their vision and insights on how the university can continue our leadership as a more sustainable and resilient institution. Join us for formal discussions at 12 pm, 3 pm, & 6pm or stop by between 11am and 7pm to learn and share your ideas.
The in-person conversation will shift to virtual starting on 10/28 to engage the global network and allow everyone to participate. The Community Conversation on Climate Justice Action is being hosted by the Climate Justice Action Plan (CJAP) Working Group and the Office of Sustainability, and is an opportunity for collaboration where we will engage with all of Northeastern’s communities to understand their various perspectives on where and how the University can play a role in addressing the climate crisis.
The CJAP is a community-driven planning initiative, the purpose of which is to recommend a roadmap that will enable the University to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040 and be climate resilient. Focus areas of the CJAP will include: academia, research, and campus policy; buildings, energy, and water; climate adaption and resilience; climate justice and equity; community engagement and education; food and waste; and land use and transportation.
Perhaps unique to Northeastern, the CJAP will have a focus on social, environmental, and economic justice, which means we will be recognizing our comparative role in our contributions to the climate crisis, the disproportionate impact of climate disruptions to and capacity to adapt by marginalized populations, and the transformative change necessary to address historic inequities and achieve equitable outcomes.