As the need for the City of Detroit to transition to a low-carbon economy grows, the Detroit Branch NAACP recognizes that what made Motown and Southeast Michigan successful in the last century, will no longer suffice.
Detroit – like many older, post-industrial urban centers – has aged infrastructure, a high rate of vulnerable and senior citizens with low to moderate income and a disproportionate rate of cancer, asthma and other respiratory ailments among its majority population of color.
In September 2010, with a grant from RE-AMP, the Detroit Branch NAACP rolled out its Climate Equity Plan. Our aim is to assist the City of Detroit in achieving climate equity through equitable response and resource allocation in climate change impact preparedness.
Ultimately, our goal is to help move Detroit toward community vibrancy, economic competitiveness and enhanced life quality.