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Conversations with Frontline Organizations on Connecting Climate and Community Priorities Over the course of January to March 2021, Climate XChange and Fairmount-Indigo CDC Collaborative engaged in conversations with frontline community leaders across Massachusetts. These discussions sought to understand the challenges they...

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June 18th Roundup: AG Maura Healey Wants Companies to Disclose Financial Risks of Climate Change

[Not a subscriber? Sign up here] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS – Hearings begin next week on pollution, local energy bills (Tim Cronin): Even as statehouse leaders work through how to open the legislature back up, bills focused on indoor and outdoor pollution as well as local energy...

SCPN Spotlight: Jon Grossman, Norah Dooley, Nina Kammerer, and Kathleen Flanagan on Unions Working for Climate Action 

When labor unions were first established in the mid-19th century, they were considered some of the most radical organizations in the country as they advocated for workers rights through civil disobedience. Today, Service Employees International Union (SEIU) 509’s Climate and Environmental...

In a Climate Emergency, Pennsylvania City Wants to Stop Burning Your Trash

Waste management in the United States, particularly through incineration, is a major environmental justice concern. A global economic model of overconsumption has resulted in social and environmental emergencies, one of which is properly disposing of waste products. In the context of...

Green Investments Chart a Path Forward, Here’s How Communities Stand to Benefit

Over the last 14 months, advocates, scientists, and policymakers have been calling for a green recovery to foster solutions that will benefit people and the planet for decades to come. The cornerstone of a green recovery must be investing in...

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June 10th Roundup: Vehicular Air Pollution Claimed Hundreds of Lives in MA in 2016

[Not a subscriber? Sign up here] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS – “Watchdogs On Alert Ahead of Climate Law Implementation” (Colin A. Young, SHNS via WWLP): [read the article] LOCAL IDEAS – “Time to prioritize offshore wind supply chain” by Patricia Haddad, via Commonwealth Magazine – “Solar gone wrong” by Margaret Sheehan,...

Politics
Webinar Recap: Federal Climate Action’s Impact on States

After four years of environmental rollbacks and inaction on climate change, the tides have turned on Capitol Hill. Since Biden took office in January, we’ve seen a slew of climate initiatives and introduced policies, including an early Executive Order on...

Politics
Big Shifts Finally Shaking Up Big Oil 

‘Big Oil’ is a term often used to describe the largest publicly traded oil and gas companies in the world. These corporations also happen to be some of the most significant heat trapping gas emitters, lobbyists against climate action, and...

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New Climate XChange Report: Investing in a Better Massachusetts

An Analysis of Job Creation and Community Benefits from Green Investments This report analyzes the potential job creation and quality of life benefits from investing in clean transportation, sustainable development, clean energy, energy efficiency, and natural resource conservation in Massachusetts. These...

Independent System Operators (ISOs) & Carbon Pricing: An Explainer

Independent System Operators (ISOs) & Carbon Pricing: An Explainer is a report by Lucy Davis-Hup, Emerson Johnston, Mridhu Khanna, and Sudhanshu Mathur, all of whom are State Carbon Pricing Network Fellows at Climate XChange.The next game-changing actor on the carbon...

Building Back Better: Investing in a Resilient Recovery for Washington State

This report analyzes the potential jobs and community health benefits created by a sample portfolio of investments in Washington State. We find that investing in clean transportation, forest conservation and ecosystem restoration, clean energy, water and energy efficiency, low carbon...

Cap-and-Trade in California: Health and Climate Benefits Greatly Outweigh Costs

We compare the costs of greenhouse gas reduction programs to the value of reducing the worldwide dangers of climate change and of improving health outcomes to determine whether the programs are a cost-effective means for spending large amounts of state...

News and Insights
Carrie Katan on Innovative Tactics to Make a Lasting Change

Carrie recently joined the Climate XChange team as our newest Massachusetts Organizer, get to know her and some of her goals in joining CXC! Tell us a bit about yourself. My name is Carrie Katan. I grew up in Fairhaven, Massachusetts before...

June 5th Roundup: Brookline Moves to Restrict Natural Gas, Again

[Not a subscriber? Sign up here] ALL POLICY IS LOCAL – New Report: Connecting Climate and Community Priorities (Christian Morris): A second new report from Climate XChange, this time co-authored by Fairmount-Indigo CDC Collaborative, seeks to understand how green investments in Massachusetts can best support...

Hope Clark on Working For A Sustainable Future

Hope recently joined the Climate XChange team as our newest Maryland Organizer, get to know her and some of her goals in joining CXC!  Tell us a bit about yourself  Hi! I grew up in Washington DC, went to Quaker school in...

SCPN Spotlight: Abbie Corse on Centering Land, People, and Lived Experience in Agriculture

All across the country, members of our State Climate Policy Network (SCPN) are fighting to make an impact on climate change in their communities. We have individuals in our Network from all 50 states, each experiencing climate change differently in...

May 29th Roundup: Senate FY22 Budget to Fund Climate Staff

[Not a subscriber? Sign up here] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS – Report: Green investments create up to 80% more jobs for Massachusetts (Christian Morris): This week researchers at Climate XChange released a new report — "Investing in a Better Massachusetts: An Analysis of Job Creation...

Kristen Soares on Joy, Empathy, and Identity in Climate Work

Kristen recently joined the Climate XChange team as our newest SCPN Associate, get to know her and some of her goals in joining CXC!  Tell us a bit about yourself. Hello! My name is Kristen Soares (she/they), and I am a soon-to-be...

New Climate XChange Report: Investing in a Better Massachusetts

An Analysis of Job Creation and Community Benefits from Green Investments This report analyzes the potential job creation and quality of life benefits from investing in clean transportation, sustainable development, clean energy, energy efficiency, and natural resource conservation in Massachusetts. These...

May 22nd Roundup: Will State Use $13B for Climate Priorities?

[Not a subscriber? Sign up here] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS – The state has $13 billion it didn't expect. Will the state spent some of it on climate, environmental priorities? (Tim Cronin): When all is said and done, Massachusetts is expected to have more than $13...

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