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Laura Teicher is one of the newest members of our Board of Directors, she is the Executive Director of FORGE, a non-profit manufacturing initiative founded at Greentown labs. Forge was founded to create value for both start-ups and suppliers through...

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“A world in which no one is disposable”

The youth climate and environmental justice movement has entirely reshaped the landscape of climate policy and changemaking. Young leaders from around the world have been central in not just leading mass mobilizations to demand action on climate and racial justice, ...

New York’s Climate Law Reveals Potential Challenges for Biden’s Plan

President-Elect Joe Biden announced in July a $2 trillion plan aimed at tackling climate change and promoting environmental justice. The proposal is part of his economic agenda, which he calls his plan to “Build Back Better." This was the most ambitious...

SCPN Spotlight: Saba Ijadi on Social Justice, Science, and the Climate Crisis

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...

Why are we still missing our mark on climate messaging?

This year has been nothing but turbulent, in every sense of the word. We started 2020 with the onset of a global pandemic — accompanied by an economic downturn, soaring unemployment rates, and an enormity of death — followed by...

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"A world in which no one is disposable"

Communication, Cooler Earth
“No economy functions well when people are dying”

Insights into human psychology have provided the climate movement with a wealth of information about how people interpret, process, and behave in regards to messaging and communication strategies. Matthew Goldberg has built his career on understanding the complexities of the...

Federal, Politics
Recap: A Fireside Chat with Bob Litterman and Climate Leaders

On September 9th, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Climate-Related Market Risk Subcommittee released a report entitled Managing Climate Risk in the U.S. Financial System. Spurred by similar efforts across the globe, this report was initiated to measure climate risk to...

Politics
Down ballot environmental wins to hold you over until we get election results

This week of uncertainty has left us all obsessively checking our phones for newly released votes. It’s hard not to put so much pressure on the results of the presidential election particularly with the climate in the balance. However, if...

Featured Research
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...

Communicating the climate crisis

Communicating the climate crisis is a critical part of moving policy solutions forward and gaining the collective buy-in necessary for creating a future that is not dependent on the heat trapping gases that have resulted in this crisis. However, this...

News and Insights
Virginia Prioritizes Environmental Justice in its Beginning Phases of Climate Disaster Planning

Since Democrats gained majorities in both houses of the Virginia legislature in the midterm election, the Virginia General Assembly has been making vast strides in the development of climate legislation. With the significant passage of the Virginia Clean Economy Act...

Cross-Sector Drilling Opposition Wins Limited Protection for North Carolina and Virginia Coasts

On September 8th, President Donald Trump signed an executive order extending an existing moratorium on offshore drilling for an additional ten years in Florida. His original extension covered offshore drilling in waters from Florida to South Carolina, and was updated...

“This is not a science problem anymore, it’s an everything problem”

We often say that working for a livable future on this planet is going to  require all hands on deck, and that everyone has skills to contribute to the massive transition and changes that must lie ahead. Someone who embodies...

Public Engagement Plays Key Role in Nevada’s 2020 Climate Strategy

In late August, Nevada launched the Nevada Climate Initiative, a program described by a state press release as “first-of-a-kind.” The initiative is not unique by virtue of existence — 23 states have released climate action plans, and a handful more...

Trump Administration Undervalues Cost of Carbon by 7x

Over the past four years, the Trump administration has made it a mission (often succeeding) to dismantle major climate policies, weaken environmental rules, regulations, and protections, and kickstart destructive new development projects – all with the potential for significant increases...

What the Reopening of the Puna Geothermal Plant Means for Hawai‘i

Puna Geothermal Venture facility, Hawai‘i’s only geothermal plant, is reopening on the Big Island following two years of closure. As the most petroleum-dependent state in the nation, Hawai‘i is dedicated to phasing out fossil fuels in favor of renewable energy...

On Impact & Beautiful Places with Madhavan Thirumalai

Madhavan Thirumalai recently joined our Board of Directors, and we are thrilled to welcome him to our team.  He is a serial entrepreneur, and passionate outdoorsman with a commitment to lending his time and energy to solving the most pressing...

New Mexico Looks To Curb Methane Emissions and Channel Community Solar

In recent years, New Mexico has stood out as a state with high ambitions for climate policy. Upon taking office in January 2019, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s third executive order brought the state into the U.S. Climate Alliance, created the...

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