Politics

Quinault Nation Looks to Carbon Pricing to Preserve Cultural Ties and Adapt to Climate Impacts

Like many Indigenous people around the world, the people of the Quinault Indian Nation (QIN) have always been intrinsically connected to the natural environment. Stretching from the Pacific Ocean to the Olympic Mountains, the reservation depends upon natural resources as...

Webinar Recap: The Role of Agriculture and Carbon Capture as Natural Climate Solutions

As we get closer to 2030, the year that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has given us to reduce our emissions by 50% before we face catastrophic climate effects, it becomes more essential to find creative solutions to reduce...

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...

Florida Passes its First Bill Addressing Climate Change

For the past three years, Senator Jose Javier Rodríguez has arrived to work every day in Tallahassee wearing rain boots with the words #ActOnClimateFL clearly visible on the side. In the Sunshine State, climate change-caused sea level rise, coastal erosion,...

Climate Policy Conversation Begins in Georgia

In the past few years, federal inaction on climate change has galvanized grassroots organizations to work toward sensible environmental policy in states that have historically lagged behind.  Georgia is a state with the potential to enact legislation to mitigate the effects...

New Jersey’s Plan for Investing RGGI Funds Intends to Put Equity at the Forefront

On March 11th, New Jersey participated in their first Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) auction after formally rejoining the Northeast cap-and-invest program last year. This auction generated more than $20 million in funding for the state, and last Friday, New...

The Tennessee Legislator Fighting Air Pollution with Carbon Pricing Policy

Since the start of 2019, 44 different carbon pricing bills have been introduced in states in every region of the country. While some states have considered carbon pricing for many years, such as Massachusetts and Oregon, others are just beginning...

Why We Need More Than a Trillion Trees

While the heightened ability for trees to sequester carbon makes the concept of planting a trillion trees a compelling climate solution, it’s easier said than done. Trees will increasingly become an even more critical asset to mitigate the climate crisis,...

Webinar Recap: Cities Confronting the Climate Crisis

Across the U.S., states are passing smart climate policy. In the first few months of 2020 alone, Virginia passed legislation committing the state to clean energy by 2050, Rhode Island set the most ambitious energy targets of any state in...