Expand Capacity and Coordination to Better Integrate Community Data into Environmental Governance

:point_right: In this article, published by Federation of American Scientists, Katie Hoeberling & Emelia Williams wrote on the role of community data in environmental governance.

"Frontline communities bear the brunt of harms created by climate change and environmental pollution, but they also increasingly generate their own data, providing critical social and environmental context often not present in research or agency-collected data.

However, community data collectors face many obstacles to integrating this data into federal systems: they must navigate complex local and federal policies within dense legal landscapes, and even when there is interest or demonstrated need, agencies and researchers may lack the capacity to find or integrate this data responsibly."