For the last four years, the Trump Administration has rolled back environmental regulations and denied the existence of climate change. President-elect Biden, however, made climate policy a central tenet of his campaign. In his first 100 days, he has promised to rejoin the Paris Climate Agreement and enact his $2 trillion clean energy plan, which includes a focus on environmental justice communities. With the final breakdown of the Senate in the hands of two Georgia runoff elections, climate advocates may be looking at a less than ideal federal landscape.
This webinar will feature two renowned climate leaders who have dedicated their careers to combating the climate crisis. Tina Johnson, Director of The National Black Environmental Justice Network, has been a tireless advocate of environmental justice and equity both nationally and internationally. Tamara Toles O’Laughlin, North America Director at 350.org, has worked to build a multiracial, multi-generational climate movement that is capable of holding our leaders accountable to science and justice.
Noa Dalzell, Manager of the State Climate Policy Network at Climate XChange, will be moderating this conversation as Tina Johnson and Tamara Toles O’Laughlin guide us through their perspective on what Biden’s election entails for state level climate policy moving forward.