Justice

“The most important thing an individual can do, is be a little less of an individual”

A Conversation with Bill McKibben If you care about the climate crisis, or generally have been paying attention to the climate movement over the span of the past few decades, it is likely that you are more than familiar with Bill...

“Lo más importante que puede hacer un individuo es ser menos individualista”

Una conversación con Bill McKibben A medida que descubrimos más y más paralelos entre el COVID-19 y la crisis climática, tenemos una necesidad crítica de entender los sistemas que han perpetuado inequidades sociales y económicas que han exacerbado el sufrimiento causado...

MA Attorney General Highlights Link Between Environmental Justice and COVID-19

Communities of color are bearing the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. It’s something we’ve known for a while now, and something we should have predicted, but a report released on Tuesday by the Office of Massachusetts...

Disproportionately Impacted by the Climate Crisis, Indigenous Nations Lead on Lasting Solutions

In the 1990s, an Indigenous tribal leader noticed something peculiar happening in the Alaskan woods: cedar trees, sacred to Native communities across the state, were dying in unprecedented quantities. Cedar, which has both a material and spiritual purpose for many...

Coronavirus Compounds Health Risks of Air Pollution

The coronavirus crisis has completely transformed life across the globe. Already, COVID-19 infections span across six continents and cases are confirmed in almost every country, with the virus yet to peak in most. While the disease has affected the lives...

How Carbon Pricing Can Further Environmental Justice: Recap

This webinar is part of the State Carbon Pricing Network’s Deep Dive Webinar Series. Each month, we explore a carbon pricing topic in depth, bringing in experts and pushing forward the conversation. Last week, six Democratic presidential candidates met in South...

Who should pay for the just transition?

Let’s be honest – creating a just, sustainable, equitable economy quickly enough to avoid the worst impacts of climate change is going to require a lot of capital for investment. We have about 10 years to cut greenhouse gas (GHG)...

Data-driven Justice: How Numbers Guide Equity in California

This article is part 5 in a series on carbon pricing, environmental justice, and California’s cap-and-trade program. Check out our other articles in the series: Addressing Community Needs through Smart Climate Policy (9/27/19) Clearing the Air: Local Pollution as a Social Justice...

The (other) problem with offsets in California

Offsets are among the most controversial and confusing topics in environmental policy, one that has been widely debated in the context of California’s cap-and-trade program. The very idea is quite polarizing. Offsets offer polluters mechanisms to pay for carbon solutions...