Newsletter – Climate Change Solutions: November 28, 2023

Reimagining the Climate Crisis

Reimagining the Climate Crisis

Women and Girls: Disproportionate Impact

It’s no secret that women and girls are bearing the brunt of the climate crisis. The effects of this crisis are far-reaching, impacting crucial areas like sexual and reproductive health, gender-based violence, and child marriage. This is why COP28 is a vital platform for discussing and addressing these gender equality issues. Join the conversation to learn more about the intersection of climate change and the lives of women and girls. Read More

Overcoming Upfront Costs with On-Bill Financing

For households looking to install heat pumps, the upfront costs can be a major barrier. Luckily, programs like OPALCO’s Switch it Up! program provide on-bill financing to help overcome this obstacle. Whether you’re a renter or an owner, federal programs now exist to assist you in installing highly efficient heat pumps. Take advantage of these resources to make your home more energy-efficient and sustainable. Read More

Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions in California

California’s transportation sector is responsible for more than half of the state’s greenhouse gas emissions. To combat this, the Communities in Charge program has been implemented to increase access to electric vehicle (EV) chargers throughout the state. Priority is given to key locations such as places of worship, healthcare facilities, municipal government buildings, and multi-family housing. Together, we can drive towards a greener future. Read More

The Climate Conversation: Media Matters

In the final episode of Season six of The Climate Conversation, hosts Daniel Bresette and Aaron Facundo sit down with Evlondo Cooper, a senior writer at Media Matters for America. Cooper sheds light on how the media has covered climate change in recent years. Gain insights into the media’s role in shaping public opinion and discover ways to better communicate the urgency of the climate crisis. Read More

Legislative Updates: Protecting Against Climate Disasters

Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and Rep. Nydia Velazquez (D-N.Y.) are leading the charge in protecting people displaced by climate disasters abroad. The Climate Displaced Persons Act (S.3340/H.R.6455) aims to establish new protections and immigration pathways to the United States. Additionally, Sen. Gary Peters (D-Mich.) and Sen. Pete Ricketts (R-Neb.) have introduced the Supporting Trucking Efficiency and Emission Reductions (STEER) Act (S.3315), which establishes a voucher program to promote emissions reduction technologies for Class 8 trucks. Stay informed about the latest legislation and its impact on the fight against climate change. Read More

Building a Sustainable Future

The industrial sector, including building material production, is responsible for a significant portion of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. The Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works recently held a hearing on the climate and economic benefits of industrial decarbonization. Explore EESI’s article on achieving sustainability in the built environment to discover ways to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from building materials. Together, we can construct a greener future. Read More

Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA)

The Department of Energy (DOE) has announced $3.5 billion in funding for the domestic battery production supply chain. This funding will support critical minerals, precursor materials, and battery components. Additionally, the DOE has awarded $444 million in funding for carbon dioxide storage infrastructure. The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) has allocated over $140 million in grant funding from the America the Beautiful Challenge to support landscape-scale conservation efforts. Keep track of the latest developments in infrastructure investment and its impact on climate action. Read More

Inflation Reduction Act (IRA)

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has invested $2 billion in Community Change Grants to support environmental justice projects that address climate and environmental challenges. The DOE has allocated $169 million in funding for electric heat pump manufacturing projects, utilizing the Defense Production Act to boost domestic production. The DOI has also provided $64 million in funding for water resource conservation in the Colorado River system. Stay informed about the latest initiatives tackling the climate crisis. Read More

The Science Behind Carbon Markets

Join us for an engaging side event at COP28 where we delve into the science behind carbon markets. Carbon markets are gaining traction as a vital tool for increasing investments in natural climate solutions. Discover how we can enhance confidence in this sector and drive sustainable change. RSVP to secure your spot. Read More

Unpacking the Fifth National Climate Assessment

Be part of our first briefing in 2024 as we unpack the U.S. Global Change Research Program’s Fifth National Climate Assessment (NCA5). This comprehensive report provides invaluable insights into national climate risk and response. Learn how your representatives can leverage this report to make informed decisions about climate impacts and solutions in your district and state. RSVP to join the conversation. Read More

Latest Media Coverage

Yahoo News 360 has cited EESI’s issue brief on commercial aviation emissions in a thought-provoking piece about the environmental impact of air travel. Earthjustice has highlighted EESI’s involvement in developing Alaska Heat Smart, a public-private partnership that promotes heat pump adoption and energy efficiency measures in Juneau. Stay up to date with the latest media coverage and join the conversation on climate change. Read More

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