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STATEMENT: Global Commission on Adaptation COVID-19 Call to Action 9.7.2020 WRI Stories
STATEMENT: Global Commission on Adaptation COVID-19 Call to Action Global Commission on Adaptation Call to Action for a Climate-Resilient Recovery from COVID-19 Download the PDF version The COVID-19 pandemic has tragically exposed the risks humanity faces and how unprepared we are to respond. People’s health, well-being, and livelihoods are all affected. These threats are multiplied by the growing impacts of the climate crisis — more extreme storms, droughts, heat waves, food crises, and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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STATEMENT: Call to Action for a Climate-Resilient Recovery from COVID-19 9.7.2020 WRI Stories
STATEMENT: Call to Action for a Climate-Resilient Recovery from COVID-19Download the PDF version The COVID-19 pandemic has tragically exposed the risks humanity faces and how unprepared we are to respond. People’s health, well-being, and livelihoods are all affected. These threats are multiplied by the growing impacts of the climate crisis — more extreme storms, droughts, heat waves, food crises, and diseases — which have not stopped. Vulnerable populations are hit hardest: The pandemic could... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Mayor Lori Lightfoot releases coronavirus recovery task force report recommendations 9.7.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s task force on Chicago’s COVID-19 recovery recommends the city accelerate spending on the South and West Sides to address inequities deepened by the coronavirus, according to a copy of the group’s final report.
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By Investing in Pre-K, We Can Create a Generation of Pandemic-Resistant Adults 9.7.2020 Mother Jones
As the world grapples with the devastation of the coronavirus, one thing is clear: The United States simply wasn’t prepared. Despite repeated warnings from infectious disease experts over the years, we lacked essential beds, equipment, and medication; public health advice was confusing, and our leadership offered no clear direction while sidelining credible health professionals and institutions. […]
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Column: Black and Latino borrowers may suffer most as Trump tosses out payday-loan rule 9.7.2020 LA Times: Health

The rule, formulated under President Obama, would have required payday lenders to make sure borrowers could repay high-interest loans.

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Federal judge orders Dakota Access pipeline, which has proposed controversial expansion in Illinois and other states, to shut down pending review 7.7.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
A federal judge on Monday sided with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and ordered the Dakota Access pipeline to shut down until more environmental review is done.
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A Judge Just Handed the Standing Rock Tribe a Big Win in Their Dakota Access Pipeline Fight 6.7.2020 Mother Jones
After four years locked in legal struggle over the construction of the controversial 1,172 mile-long, Dakota Access Pipeline, the Standing Rock and Cheyenne River Sioux tribes won a major victory on Monday when a federal court ordered the pipeline to cease its operations by August 5. Judge James E. Boasberg, from the US District Court […]
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How to advance equity in energy solutions in the COVID-19 era 6.7.2020 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
How to advance equity in energy solutions in the COVID-19 era Daphany Rose Sanchez Mon, 07/06/2020 - 02:01 During the day I work in the energy sector supporting government and utilities design programs to perform outreach to and educate low-income and diverse communities. At night, I go back into my neighborhood, one thriving with diverse residents. Sitting on both sides of the table, I’d like to share what you need to pay attention to in order to be part of the solution on the interconnected fronts of energy efficiency and social justice. If 2020 has shown residents in the United States something, it's the dire need to understand historical barriers, immediately stop our current way of working and deliver energy solutions. As a New York City resident, director of an energy consulting organization, an advocate of energy equity and a third-generation resident of public housing, I have a unique view of the structural barriers we must break down to solve the global climate crisis. As energy consultants ...
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A truly clean energy system runs on a clean conscience 2.7.2020 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
A truly clean energy system runs on a clean conscience Alec Appelbaum Thu, 07/02/2020 - 01:15 What would you do if the cause that lights your day turned out to be trapping fellow citizens in the dark?  For Shalanda Baker, a professor of law and public policy at Northeastern University, thinking about a clean energy future means thinking about the daily, weekly and sometimes invisible ways that people in deprived communities can control their power supply. Her work — in blogs, scholarship, professional services and a forthcoming book — reminds professionals that deals made on the backs of oppressed people are no deals at all.  Baker recently spoke with the Clean Energy Finance Forum about how her scholarship and an institute she co-runs aim to forge connections from investment committee members to utility executives to neighborhood volunteers. Read on to reckon with how a truly clean energy system runs on a clean conscience.  Alec Appelbaum: How did you start working on empowerment in an energy ...
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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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The Spin: Gov. Pritzker responds to ‘attack’ ad with 2 new TV spots | Duckworth’s insight on what Biden’s looking for in a VP | New transportation laws crack down on distracted driving 1.7.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Welcome to The Spin, the Chicago Tribune's politics newsletter.
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What Could Be: A 2030 Retrospective on Urban Mobility After COVID-19 30.6.2020 THE CITY FIX
COVID-19 is a radical moment in so many ways. By disrupting urban systems so profoundly, it has thrust the question of urban futures before us in a way that we cannot ignore. Will cities recover? What will they look like? ...
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More Equitable Access to Open Space? Vancouver Has A Plan for That 22.6.2020 THE CITY FIX
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been told to stay at home, stay close to our neighborhoods and try to enjoy being outside. But what if there is no park nearby? What if your home is tiny with no outdoor ...
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Black-owned businesses face a system set up against them. COVID-19 makes it worse 20.6.2020 LA Times: Business

The coronavirus-related closures hurt many small businesses. But before that, Black-owned businesses already faced hurdles in getting financing.

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Lyft commits to 100% electric vehicles by 2030. Here’s why it matters. 18.6.2020 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Lyft commits to 100% electric vehicles by 2030. Here’s why it matters.
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Open Letter to Food Producers: We Need You to Do a Better Job Than the FDA! 18.6.2020 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

During the ongoing impacts of the pandemic, economic uncertainty, and unequal access to healthy food, we need more integrity and safety in our food supply, not less. Whenever there are job losses and lack of insurance many families are less likely to call an ambulance or get hospital care during a food allergy reaction, increasing the risk of death.

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Column: Talking about social justice reform without affirmative action is just hot air 17.6.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Affirmative action was the best idea America ever had to address social injustices, Dahleen Glanton writes.
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Episode 224: Biodiversity, climate tech and voices of clean energy equity 12.6.2020 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Features A new angel fund dedicated to decarbonization (18:50) Ramez Naam, futurist and board member for Seattle-based angel investor network E8 , chats about the new Decarbon-8 fund and why seeking racially diverse founders will be a priority. "Because if we are going to help some people build companies in this, and they’re going to profit, as the entrepreneurs should, we’d like some of that to go back into those people, in those communities," he says.  Funding biodiversity (31:14) William Ginn, author of the new book " Valuing Nature ," talks with Associate Editor Deonna Anderson about ways the private sector can address biodiversity. Voices of the clean energy equity movement (48:25) GreenBiz Senior Analyst Sarah Golden shares highlights of conversations with Bartees Cox, director of marketing and communications at Groundswell , an organization that brings community solar to low-income customers; Alexis Cureton, former electric vehicle fellow at GRID Alternatives , which works to bring clean energy ...
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Chicago’s farmers markets start to reopen with new safety protocols, beginning in neighborhoods with less access to food 12.6.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Chicago farmers markets begin reopening with COVID-19 safety protocols, and markets in low-income areas with low access to produce get priority.
Coronavirus batters finances of African American healthcare centers in the Bay Area 11.6.2020 LA Times: Health

Several Bay Area health clinics provide crucial services to African Americans and other neglected populations. But the pandemic has hurt their finances and those of other clinics nationwide.

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