Politics

Webinar Recap: Learning From and Supporting Indigenous Climate Advocacy

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...