Climate and Economic Justice Screening Tool
The Climate and Economic Justice Screening Tool (CEJST) is a geospatial mapping tool that identifies areas across the nation where communities are faced with significant burdens. These burdens are organized into eight categories: climate change, energy, health, housing, legacy pollution, transportation, water and wastewater, and workforce development.
Each burden is ranked using percentage thresholds or yes/no indicators and based on this methodology, communities are considered disadvantaged:
- if they are in census tracts that meet the thresholds for at least one of the tool’s categories of burden, or
- if they are on land within the boundaries of Federally Recognized Tribes.