In 2022, the Louisiana Climate Initiatives Task Force unanimously approved the state’s first ever Climate Action Plan (CAP).

One of the CAP’s fundamental objectives is to create a more equitable society. To support progress on this objective, this document outlines an equity metrics strategy. The availability of accessible, timely, high-quality data can foster shared understanding of climate equity issues and facilitate problem-solving by diverse actors across state and local government, private industry, and nonprofits and community-based organizations. Data transparency can motivate action and accountability. Focused analysis can inform how to implement CAP actions to drive equitable outcomes.