Carbon policy conundrum: Why politicians must show leadership in their own jurisdictions now

Carbon policy conundrum: Why politicians must show leadership in their own jurisdictions now

The following is an excerpt from “The Citizen’s Guide to Climate Success: Overcoming Myths that Hinder Progress” by Mark Jaccard (Cambridge University Press, 2020). Reprinted here with permission from the publisher. Deep decarbonization is a global collective action problem. Over the next decades, we need wealthier countries to rapidly decarbonize and developing countries to slow and then […]

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How Oakland’s environmental justice movement transformed California’s regulatory culture of climate change

How Oakland’s environmental justice movement transformed California’s regulatory culture of climate change

This is an excerpt from “Climate Change from the Streets: How Conflict and Collaboration Strengthen the Environmental Justice Movement” by Michael Méndez. Copyright 2020 Michael Méndez. Reproduced with permission from Yale University Press. It was released Jan. 7. Motivated by their success in creating a more equitable Oakland climate action plan, the Ella Baker Center for Human […]

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How implementing new innovations can help tackle our critical problems

How implementing new innovations can help tackle our critical problems

This article is adapted from The Corporate Energy Strategist’s Handbook: Frameworks to Achieve Environmental Sustainability and Competitive Advantage by Jimmy Jia. Reprinted here with permission from the author. The book will be released on March 11, 2020. Meso-innovations are the stereotypical “innovation” most people think of — the smartphone, the self-driving automobile, a possible HIV vaccine, and […]

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