The Cleveland Climate Action Plan Racial Equity Tool can be used prior to making decisions related to policy, planning, programming and budgeting within city government and other institutions looking to advance racial equity and shared prosperity.
The tool will be used to: 1) Analyze each climate action objective and its corresponding suite of actions, and 2) Aid in the development of an implementation strategy. When using this tool, distinguish between short-term ‘wins’ and structural changes that will generate long-term, ongoing ‘wins’. The tool is not intended to solve all problems related to inequities in climate planning and sustainability. Rather, it is intended to guide stakeholders through the process of recognizing inequities, the conditions under which
they thrive, and the possible solutions and environments that would mitigate negative effects and enhance positive results.