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Racism makes the impacts of climate change unequal 2.7.2020 GreenBiz.com
This article originally was published on Yale Environment 360 . The killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police and the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on African Americans, Latinos and Native Americans have cast stark new light on the racism that remains deeply embedded in U.S. society. It is as present in matters of the environment as in other aspects of life: Both historical and present-day injustices have left people of color exposed to far greater environmental health hazards than whites. Elizabeth Yeampierre has been an important voice on these issues for more than two decades. As co-chair of the Climate Justice Alliance , she leads a coalition of more than 70 organizations focused on addressing racial and economic inequities together with climate change. In an interview with Yale Environment 360, Yeampierre draws a direct line from slavery and the rapacious exploitation of natural resources to current issues of environmental justice. "I think about people who got the worst food, the worst ...
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Greta Thunberg Says Covid-19 Should Be Global Wake-Up Call to 'Act With Necessary Force' to Tackle Climate Emergency 24.6.2020 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

"A crisis is a crisis, and in a crisis, we all have to take a few steps back and act for the greater good of each other and our society. In a crisis, you adapt and change your behavior."

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Research Shows 'Linking Climate Policy to Social and Economic Justice Makes It More Popular' 16.6.2020 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

Amid persistent calls for a green and just recovery from the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and nationwide protests against systemic racism and injustice, researchers on Friday detailed recent studies showing "policy packages that address the climate crisis alongside income inequality, racial injustice, and the economic crisis are more popular among voters."

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What Path We Take Post-COVID-19 Will Depend in Large Part on How the World’s Cities Change 11.6.2020 THE CITY FIX
This article was originally published on Global Dashboard, as part of their Scenarios Week series, exploring and expanding on Long Crisis Scenarios. For professional optimists like me in the business of advancing an alternative, more wholesome economic model, the temptation can ...
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How COVID-19 can shape the response to climate change 13.5.2020 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
How COVID-19 can shape the response to climate change Terry F. Yosie Wed, 05/13/2020 - 02:31 Part Two of a four-part series. Part One can be found here . As the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to unfold, insights are emerging on how to repurpose what's been learned for the benefit of climate change mitigation. To date, most of the focus on the pandemic-environment nexus has been short-term. A number of environmental activists, for example, have recommended that temporarily reduced air pollution levels be made permanent through regulatory controls. Conversely, the Trump administration has used the pandemic as an argument to issue an open-ended suspension of the enforcement of environmental laws. These examples reflect the battle lines being drawn for an even larger conflict that is emerging over climate change policy.  Three key facts Three key facts highlight the growing stakes in play for climate change decision making. First, many parallels exist between arguments that deny the existence ...
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4 Ways to Strengthen Climate Action in the Wake of COVID-19 6.5.2020 WRI Stories
4 Ways to Strengthen Climate Action in the Wake of COVID-19 Comments|Add Comment|PrintMany climate activists have moved their efforts online during the COVID-19 outbreak. Photo by Jörg Farys / Fridays for Future 2020 was supposed to be a decisive year for climate action. Countries were expected to put forward new, more ambitious climate plans (NDCs) in accordance with the Paris Agreement on climate change, kicking off a “decade of ambition.” It was scheduled to be a “super year,” with key... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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SoCalGas union leader threatened protest 'potentially adding to this pandemic' 6.5.2020 LA Times: Business

Eric Hofmann told San Luis Obispo officials he would bus in "hundreds and hundreds of pissed off people potentially adding to this pandemic."

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Letters to the Editor: A high school student's plea — always remember the clean air of April 2020 25.4.2020 LA Times: Opinion

A high school student who grew up knowing the threat posed by climate change asks for everyone to remember how the environment seemed to heal in April 2020.

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Episode 217: Checking in with CSOs, biodiversity talk, the 'fragility' of auto-centric cities 24.4.2020 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Plus, McKinsey Partner Dickon Pinner offers advice on how corporate sustainability professions can apply lessons from the COVID-19 crisis to long-term climate strategy.
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5 Ways Momentum for Climate Action Has Grown Since the Paris Agreement Was Signed 23.4.2020 THE CITY FIX
Since the landmark Paris Agreement on climate change, adopted in 2015 and signed by 175 countries on Earth Day the following year, global momentum to tackle the climate emergency has been building. Progress has been made on almost every front, ...
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Youth lead the Earth Day digital strike 22.4.2020 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Social distancing measures are in place but these organizations are still engaging in collective action.
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5 Ways Momentum for Climate Action Has Grown Since the Paris Agreement Was Signed 21.4.2020 WRI Stories
5 Ways Momentum for Climate Action Has Grown Since the Paris Agreement Was Signed Comments|Add Comment|PrintSan Gorgonio Pass Wind Farm. Photo by Ian D. Keating/Flickr */ Since the landmark Paris Agreement on climate change, adopted in 2015 and signed by 175 countries on Earth Day the following year, global momentum to tackle the climate emergency has been building. Progress has been made on almost every front, from bold corporate emissions-reduction targets and plummeting renewable energy... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Climate change isn't going away — it's still important to recognize Earth Day 17.4.2020 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
COVID-19 may be stopping in-person gatherings but Earth Day celebrations will go on, digital.
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Visionary Women honors political activist-actress Jane Fonda 7.3.2020 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

"We're facing a collective crisis with the climate crisis that can only be solved with a collective response," Jane Fonda told a gathering during Visionary Women's celebration of International Women's Day.

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Trend: Employee activism on sustainability marches on 24.2.2020 GreenBiz.com
With growing distrust of governmental institutions, employees are using their voices to advocate for change and demand that their employers do so, too.
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Latinos Are Super Green. When Will Environmental Groups Realize? 23.2.2020 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Adelina walked briskly everywhere—and never more so than on her daily errands to the open-air mercado near my aunt’s house in Mexico City. My 8-year-old self would try to keep up, braids flying, as I watched our housekeeper’s shopping bags swing on […]
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Jeff Bezos commits $10 billion to fight climate change 18.2.2020 Denver Post: Local
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos said Monday that he plans to spend $10 billion of his own fortune to help fight climate change.
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The Sunrise Movement Is Taking the Fight to Big Oil’s Home Turf 15.2.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in HuffPost and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. Sunrise Movement, the youth campaign behind the Green New Deal, called 25,000 Iowans and persuaded 7,000 to sign pledges to vote for the candidate who advocated the most ambitious plan for rapidly lowering planet-heating emissions along with guaranteeing federal […]
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Salesforce: Why corporate sustainability must change 10.2.2020 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
This article originally appeared on the Salesforce corporate blog. 2019 was another year in which natural disasters occurred with unnatural (or at least unprecedented) force and frequency.
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Jane Fonda brings climate change protests to Los Angeles 2.2.2020 LA Times: Environment

Jane Fonda will hold a rally on the steps of Los Angeles City Hall on Feb. 7, kicking off a series of monthly protests around California.

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