Founded 17 years ago, the Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN) helps low-income immigrant Asian communities work towards healthier communities. Transportation and land use in California needs to become more sustainable to meet greenhouse gas reduction goals since the transportation sector is responsible for almost 40 percent of the state’s greenhouse gas emissions. Creating the regional plans (Sustainable Communities Strategies) now mandated by law offers a significant opportunity to change the current development trends and impact global warming. APEN will work as part of the Great Communities Collaborative (GCC) coalition to bring its members from Richmond and Oakland in the process. This is vital to demonstrating public support for more environmentally sound decisions. This will advance the Hewlett Foundation's goals of improve transport and open space conditions in underserved Bay Area communities.
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for the Climate and Energy Program
In 2013, the Asian Pacific Environmental Network will mobilize Asian Pacific Islander communities across California in support of clean energy and energy efficiency financing policies that are essential for implementing the state’s ambitious 33 percent renewable energy standard, and policies to ensure that the state’s carbon fees are distributed equitably. The Network is well positioned to play a key role in defending and implementing these policies.
for support of the Power in Asians Organizing program
The Asian Pacific Environmental Network helps low-income immigrant Asian communities work towards healthier communities. The Network would work as part of a collaborative effort to bring its members from Richmond and Oakland into the sustainable communities strategy planning process.
for support of the Asian Pacific American Climate Coalition
The Asian Pacific American population is an important demographic group in California.The Asian Pacific Environmental Network’s California Asian and Pacific American Climate Coalition will help educate and mobilize a range of Asian Pacific American organizations to support and strengthen policies to meet the state’s renewable energy requirements, with a special emphasis on building support for clean energy in Los Angeles.