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Native tribes’ close relationship with and dependency on the natural environment has placed them on the frontlines of a crisis they are not responsible for. Though Indigenous communities contribute relatively small amounts of planet-warming emissions, climate change poses a significant...

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Climate Action is on the Horizon, And That’s Something to Be Thankful For

The Tuesday after Thanksgiving is the global day for giving back and supporting the causes you believe in. This Giving Tuesday could also be when you win a fully customized Tesla by entering our annual Tesla Raffle! All proceeds will...

Introducing the State Climate Policy Dashboard

Our brand new State Climate Policy Dashboard (The Dashboard) serves as a one-stop shop for all things state climate policy. The Dashboard has two main components: 1) the State Climate Policy Tracker, which tracks 51 climate policies across all 50...

COP26 is Over, Here are Key Takeaways from International and State-Level Action

The UNFCCC’s 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) wrapped up last Friday. What was accomplished over the two weeks of negotiations? Below we outline key takeaways for the future of state-level and international climate action. State-Level Takeaways By Noa Dalzell, State Climate...

Live from COP 26: A Spotlight on U.S. Aviation Decarbonization

If we’re going to significantly mitigate the climate crisis, we know we need to decarbonize all sectors of our economy, and luckily, we have solutions to reduce emissions from many of the largest emitters. Renewable energy like wind and solar...

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The Case for Local Climate Action Plans in Maryland

With severe weather and storms on the rise as our planet’s climate continues to warm exponentially, Maryland must do more to prepare its citizens and its infrastructure for climate change-fueled disasters. Just this past August, Hurricane Ida made landfall all...

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SCPN Spotlight: Nora Apter on Climate Action in Oregon and Prioritizing Equity

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...

Politics
Live from COP26: The Proof is in the (Meat) Pudding

Our State Climate Policy Network Director, Noa Dalzell, is at the 26th Conference of Parties (COP26) in Glasgow, following the international climate negotiations, as well as robust state-level conversations centered around equitable climate policy. We’ll be sharing original, on the...

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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...

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Live from COP26: U.S. States and Climate Action

Our State Climate Policy Network Director, Noa Dalzell, is at the 26th Conference of Parties (COP26) in Glasgow, following the international climate negotiations as well as robust state-level conversations centered around equitable climate policy. We’ll be sharing original, on the...

What to Expect at COP26

In the last few weeks, the climate community has been abuzz with news surrounding the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) taking place in Glasgow, Scotland. The conference began October 31 and will run until November 12. While those involved...

Prioritizing Mental Wellness in Climate Change Education

Climate change was named the number one public health risk of the 21st century, but until recently, mental wellness wasn’t considered a major part of the overall threat. Ignoring mental wellness leads to inaccurate measures of public health: a 2021...

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SCPN Spotlight: Jerilyn Lopez Mendoza on Climate Activism and Making Space for Self-Care

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...

Colorado Will Break New Ground by Building Emissions Reduction Into Transportation Project Planning

This article was submitted by a member of our State Climate Policy Network (SCPN) — a rapidly-growing program within the organization that includes more than 16,000 advocates and policymakers across the country who are pushing for effective and equitable climate...

Wisconsin Fails to Act on PFAS Contamination and Climate Policy 

Wisconsin is dealing with a crisis that is largely unknown and continues to worsen: PFAS contamination (per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances) in drinking water and groundwater sources. PFAS are a class of man-made chemical compounds that are commonly found in various industrial...

Webinar Recap: Passing State-Level Food Policy

Food production uses up half of the Earth’s habitable land, and is responsible for nearly a third of global heat-trapping emissions. These emissions come from the growing, processing, transporting, storing, cooking, and disposing of the foods we eat every day,...

East Boston v. Eversource Substation: An Ongoing Fight for Justice

In the spirit of Hispanic Heritage Month, it’s important to highlight the ongoing fights for justice and equity that Latinx activists continue to hold throughout their communities. Many of these efforts are against the advancements of gentrification and environmental injustice...

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