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Released in partnership with Community In-Power and Development Association (CIDA), the Equity Informed Climate Resilience Plan in Port Arthur (EQUIP PA) is a community-led, climate data driven, and equity-informed resilience plan for Port Arthur, Texas.

Supported by the Gulf Research Program of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine under award number 2000013193, EQUIP PA uses an equity-centered approach in the development of a stakeholder-led resilience plan that addresses environmental and public health issues faced by Port Arthur residents. These issues include frequent flooding, environmental hazards, segregation, poverty, and high unemployment, particularly in neighborhoods close to industrial facilities. Despite these challenges, Port Arthur residents have a strong sense of culture and connectedness to their community and their way of life. They find strength in that connection and are determined to work together to find the right solutions to the challenges they face.

EQUIP PA incorporates data analysis, community input and feedback, and recommendations from resilience practitioners to visualize and prepare for Port Arthur’s future risks. By prioritizing stakeholder inclusion, equity, long-term preparedness, robust communication, and sustainability integration, EQUIP PA endeavors to become an all-encompassing guide for disaster recovery and community resilience in Port Arthur, and a guide for other Gulf Coast communities.

Read the full plan here.

Read the Executive Summary of the plan here.

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