The passage of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) in 2022 and the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) in 2021 marks a historic level of federal investment in measures to help the United States meet its goal of reducing U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by 50% or more by 2030 (compared to 2005) levels and improve the infrastructure, health, equity, and resilience of American communities. In addition, the Justice 40 Initiative is a whole-of-government initiative to ensure that 40% of the overall benefits of certain federal investments flow to disadvantaged communities that are marginalized, underserved, and overburdened by pollution.
Environmental Defense Fund and Columbia Law School’s Sabin Center for Climate Change Law developed the Inflation Reduction Act Tracker to record steps taken by federal agencies to implement the climate change-related provisions of the IRA. The tracker is linked to the IRA database, which provides more information about the IRA and its climate-related provisions.
Download the comprehensive list of current and forthcoming IRA, IIJA, and Justice 40-related resources that can help communities plan, prepare, and adapt to climate change.
For Local Governments
EDF is preparing resources to support local leaders in efforts to create a climate and health vulnerability assessment, as well as effectively integrate local knowledge, identify priority policies, and connect with relevant funding opportunities to support policy implementation, such as via new or expanded IIJA and IRA programs.
Additionally, EDF will work with a small cohort of local governments to identify and prioritize policy actions to address top climate and health vulnerabilities. This will include developing a vulnerability assessment using the CVI, facilitating a workshop for city staff and key stakeholders, and drafting a final climate and health policy implementation guide.
For more information, please contact the CVI team at CVIconnect@edf.org
Master CVI Dataset
This Excel workbook contains domain and subdomain CVI values (e.g., Baseline Vulnerability, Climate Change: Extreme Events), indicator CVI values (Life Expectancy), indicator native units, and reference information for each underlying dataset.