We define an equitable state for an individual as the balance between the burdens they can handle, the benefits they need for their wellbeing, and the agency to have control over their own life - all of which may differ from person to person based on their life situation and experiences. Figure 2 depicts the interlaced nature of the components needed to achieve equity.
To better understand equity in True Decommissioning, we discuss the following topics in greater detail:
- Burdens due to ICE LDV emissions
- Barriers to ICE LDV alternatives
- Agency in transitioning to clean LDV mobility
- Unintended consequences caused by True Decommissioning
Burdens Due to ICE LDV Emissions
The impacts of climate change, caused in part by ICE LDV-emitted GHG emissions, do not affect all communities equally.
Barriers to ICE LDV Alternatives
We must also consider that implementing True Decommissioning could increase barriers to mobility access for those who rely on ICE LDVs.
Agency in Transitioning to Clean LDV Mobility
The agency of an individual to change their distribution of burdens and benefits is deeply interwoven throughout all aspects of the transition to clean LDV mobility.
The path to achieving True Decommissioning without consideration of equity can cause unintended consequences both domestically and internationally.