FECM is dedicated to implementing the principles of energy and environmental justice. This commitment requires that FECM center historically excluded voices, ensure equitable distribution of benefits, and avoid inequitable distribution of harms. 

FECM prioritizes research, development, demonstration, and deployment (RDD&D) investments to mitigate the harm caused by legacy and ongoing fossil fuel use. 

FECM’s Justice and Engagement Division is committed to advancing the Office’s meaningful engagement with a wide set of domestic and international stakeholders, including disadvantaged communities. 

FECM is part of the Justice40 Initiative, which has the goal of delivering 40 percent of the overall benefits of federal climate investments to disadvantaged communities. These investments will make sure the communities who have been impacted the most from pollution are first to benefit.  

The division of Justice and Engagement also supports FECM’s outreach with government agencies, foreign government, non-government entities, non-profit, academia, civil society organizations, and the public.  

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DOE’s Energy Justice Dashboard  

President Biden’s Executive Order on Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad mandates federal action on environmental justice, including the Justice 40 initiative (in Sec. 223). 

FECM International Engagement