Noa Dalzell

Leading on Climate Action in the US: Ten States to Watch in 2020

In 2019, critical groundwork for climate action was laid — millions of young people around the world joined forces to strike for urgent action on climate change, and United States presidential candidates, most prominently Jay Inslee, ran on a platform...

Live from COP 25: Three Takeaways from the United Nations Climate Negotiations

This week, I’m at COP 25 in Madrid, Spain, for the 25th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention on Climate Change. Despite the two-week conference nearing its end, there aren’t any real outcomes yet...

Minnesota Governor Signs Executive Order Calling for Climate Action

Minnesota — the second fastest-warming state in the country — is moving swiftly to address the climate crisis. On Monday, December 2nd, Governor Tim Walz signed a climate-focused Executive Order calling for the state to create two new government bodies:...

Nevada Governor Signs Executive Order Calling for Market-Based Mechanisms

On November 22nd, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak (D) signed an Executive Order calling for a new statewide climate strategy that will include market-based mechanisms and other greenhouse gas emissions-reducing policies.  Sisolak, serving in his first year as Governor of a state...

Oregon advocates ready for strong climate policy in 2020 — no matter what

It was a sweltering afternoon — just one of many in the warmest June ever recorded on Earth — and it was primed to be a historic one. Advocates, mobilized by the broad-based Renew Oregon coalition, rushed to the Capitol...

eXchange ’19 Mid-Atlantic: Vision & Opportunity for Climate Action in the Region

This week, Climate XChange held the Mid-Atlantic Carbon Solutions Summit, a second in a series of regional gatherings we are holding this fall. Earlier this month, the team spent the week in New Mexico for our Southwest Summit, and in...

Pennsylvania is joining RGGI — and that’s big news

Yesterday, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed an executive order directing the Department of Environmental Protection to join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). The state’s entry into RGGI marks the program’s largest expansion since its inception more than a decade...

The Climate Leadership Council Proposal: Here’s What You Need to Know

Earlier this month, a broad coalition of industry and conservative groups united as the Climate Leadership Council (CLC) released a carbon pricing proposal that is expected to be released later this year. The proposal has not yet been introduced in...

Denver Carbon Price Tabled in Favor of Resiliency Office

Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis famously popularized the term “laboratories of democracy” to describe states’ unique ability to implement new laws and put new ideas to the test. In recent years, however, cities have taken up this mantle of innovation,...