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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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5 priorities to ensure climate action benefits low-income and disadvantaged groups 10.1.2020 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
We can't leave anyone behind as we transition to a clean economy.
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20 C-suite sustainability champions for 2020 6.1.2020 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
These corporate execs are casting a new mold for embracing environmental, social and governance factors at the highest levels.
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How to prevent city climate action from becoming 'green gentrification' 3.1.2020 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Why it's important for cities tackling climate change to engage with frontline communities.
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Ensuring a "Just Transition": 5 Priorities to Make Climate Action Benefit Disadvantaged Groups 21.12.2019 WRI Stories
Ensuring a "Just Transition": 5 Priorities to Make Climate Action Benefit Disadvantaged Groups Comments|Add Comment|PrintClimate activists around the world are calling for fair climate policies that address social justice and inequality. Photo by Andreas Link/Young FoEE Discussions on the social aspects of climate action have long focused on jobs in carbon-intensive industries, but they've started considering the broader picture. Solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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How to Prevent City Climate Action from Becoming “Green Gentrification” 14.12.2019 THE CITY FIX
When Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans 14 years ago, hundreds of thousands of people lost their jobs, homes and possessions. But some people were hit harder than others. Nearly two-thirds of jobs lost after the hurricane were lost by women, and ...
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How to Prevent City Climate Action from Becoming "Green Gentrification" 12.12.2019 WRI Stories
How to Prevent City Climate Action from Becoming "Green Gentrification" Comments|Add Comment|PrintGowanus Canal in Brooklyn, New York. Photo by Robert Wolcheck/Flickr When Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans 14 years ago, hundreds of thousands of people lost their jobs, homes and possessions. But some people were hit harder than others. Nearly two-thirds of jobs lost after the hurricane were lost by women, and nearly 80 percent of the population of flooded neighborhoods were people of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Putting People at the Center of Climate Action 12.12.2019 THE CITY FIX
This commentary explores the social and economic benefits that climate action can deliver and uses real world examples to show how these benefits can be used to further equity and ensure a just transition to a new climate economy. In ...
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Indian Nationals Say the Green Card Backlog Is Unfair. Silicon Valley’s Plan to Fix It Could Be Too. 20.11.2019 Mother Jones
For decades, attempts to reform the United States’ immigration system have died in Congress. But in July, Michelle Canero, a business immigration lawyer in Miami, noticed that the House of Representatives had quietly passed its biggest change to US immigration law in decades. Without a hearing, a bipartisan majority had sent a bill to the […]
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Growth in US green economy dwarfs that of fossil fuel industry 4.11.2019 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Data shows the green economy grew by over $60 billion per year between 2013 and 2016.
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Cory Gardner positions himself as a Colorado oil and gas defender in re-election fight 2.11.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Facing criticisms this week from environmental groups, U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner portrayed himself as a steadfast defender of Colorado’s oil and gas industry in an era of unprecedented progressive attacks.
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Climate Change Town Halls: Here's Where the 2020 Candidates Stand 5.9.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Here's a handy summary of what we know so far about each candidate's plan.
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After Del Monte closure stuns Sleepy Eye, town's future uncertain 29.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Del Monte stunned Sleepy Eye when its corporate headquarters announced that this fall would be the plant’s final season. Rumors the plant could find a new buyer are giving locals hope.
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Editorial: L.A. can run on cheap, green solar power — but only if Eric Garcetti stands up for it 29.8.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Mayor Garcetti can't allow the electrical union to keep pushing him around.

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Growing Momentum for Just Transition: 5 Success Stories and New Commitments to Tackle Inequality Through Climate Action 6.8.2019 WRI Stories
Growing Momentum for Just Transition: 5 Success Stories and New Commitments to Tackle Inequality Through Climate Action Comments|Add Comment|PrintAn indigenous community meeting in Peru. Flickr/CIFOR There is growing evidence that climate change and inequality can be addressed together. As leaders prepare for the September's Climate Action and SDG summits, an increasing number of countries are taking steps to ensure that climate actions benefit the most vulnerable and do not leave poor and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Growing Momentum for Just Transition: Five Success Stories and New Commitments to Tackle Inequality Through Climate Action 6.8.2019 WRI Stories
Growing Momentum for Just Transition: Five Success Stories and New Commitments to Tackle Inequality Through Climate Action Comments|Add Comment|PrintAn indigenous community meeting in Peru. Flickr/CIFOR There is growing evidence that climate change and inequality can be addressed together. As leaders prepare for the September's Climate Action and SDG summits, an increasing number of countries are taking steps to ensure that climate actions benefit the most vulnerable and do not leave poor and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Those ads ripping Garcetti on homelessness? They’re about fighting his Green New Deal 14.7.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

When Eric Garcetti ran for mayor six years ago, he rode a wave of anger over the political power wielded by the union that represents workers at the Department of Water and Power — and later vowed to reform the agency that Los Angeles residents love to hate.

That effort has since been eclipsed...

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The Canadian Green New Deal and migrant justice 4.7.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Zaid Noorsumar The Canadian Green New Deal movement is picking up steam, as prominent activists join forces with over 80 organizations to demand radical change. On June 11, Indigenous lawyer Pam Palmater and journalist Naomi Klein were two of the speakers at a Green New Deal town hall in Toronto. More town halls are planned in the next few weeks, with an open invitation to organize events to anyone committed to building the movement.  Modeled after the demand for a Green New Deal in the U.S. , the Canadian version aims to build a mass movement that can pressure government to take bold actions.  Instead of implementing temperate solutions such as the carbon tax, the Canadian Green New Deal calls for an economy that redistributes wealth and resources to benefit the vast majority of the population while drastically reducing emissions. That translates into transformative action on "systems of transit, energy, housing, agriculture, and public services" as well as addressing migrant justice. "The migrant ...
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Where Is Bernie Sanders’ Climate Plan? 28.6.2019 Mother Jones
When the Sunrise Movement held the last stop on its Green New Deal tour in Washington, DC in May, Bernie Sanders was the understated star act. A crowd of 1,500 people at Howard University gave the 2020 candidate a standing ovation even before he began his stump speech about the climate crisis. The Vermont Senator’s […]
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The Green New Deal is More Than a Climate Plan. It's a Model for Building Worker Power | Opinion 11.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
A shift from fossil fuels to clean energy could leave many workers behind. That's why the climate proposal includes provisions for protecting workers' rights.
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