The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report issued in October made clear that “Limiting global warming to 1.5°C would require rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society.” What initiatives are in play nationally and in the states that respond to the dramatic change called for by the IPCC report? Some have argued for a carbon tax that could draw bipartisan support. Many pure market-driven solutions have been criticized by environmental justice and climate justice groups as fundamentally inequitable. What are the tradeoffs and are there other proposals that would bring rapid change with a social and economic justice frame? How can funders find the right areas of overlap?
- What state and local climate policies have the most potential to impact the national conversation and national policy
- What climate policies are under consideration by New York State’s new Senate, what their prospects are, and how they compare to other state’s environmental initiatives
- What New York can learn from other state’s successes and failures and what policies New York State could set as a model for the nation in 2020
- How philanthropy can most effectively support state-focused, multi-sector efforts, including the opportunities and obstacles
- Rahwa Ghirmatzion, Executive Director, PUSH Buffalo and NY Renews Steering Committee Member
- Jeff Johnson, President, Washington State Labor Council
- Jeff Mauk, Executive Director, National Caucus of Environmental Legislators
- Maritza Silva-Farrell, Executive Director, ALIGN and NY Renews Steering Committee Member
- Sarah Shanley Hope (Moderator), Executive Director, Solutions Project
All interested funders.
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