“We’re running out of time and options, unless we immediately and fundamentally transform our relationship with Nature” to relationship and respect instead of monetization and extraction. Indigenous Principles of Just Transition

From Cultural Survival – May/June 2020 Proven stewards of global biological and cultural heritage, the Indigenous Peoples have sustained respectful and reciprocal relationships with the natural world without undermining its life-sustaining functions for millennia. Despite the unrelenting assault of the “developed” world on the living planet, more than a quarter of the global land area continues to be traditionally owned, managed, or used …

A European Green Deal

Striving to be the first climate-neutral continent green_deal_proposal Climate change and environmental degradation are an existential threat to Europe and the world. To overcome these challenges, Europe needs a new growth strategy that transforms the Union into a modern, resource-efficient and competitive economy where there are no net emissions of greenhouse gases by 2050 economic growth is decoupled from resource …

Predictable and Possible

By Shailly Gupta Barnes, Policy Director, Kairos Center and Policy Lead with the Poor People’s Campaign Kairos Center monthly Policy Briefings highlight analysis informed by the 140 million people who are poor and dispossessed in this country, and their struggles against systemic racism, poverty, ecological devastation, militarism and the war economy. They will also challenge the false narratives that uphold unjust economic …

Already cost-effective, no-regrets actions to get us to 90 percent zero carbon electricity while reducing wholesale electricity costs 10 percent

The technology-neutral policies laid out in this paper are no-regrets actions to get us to 90 percent zero carbon electricity while reducing wholesale electricity costs 10 percent. The United States could deliver 90% clean electricity nationwide by 2035, without the need for new fossil fuel plants, according to a study released today from the University of California, Berkeley — with the right …

The powerful appeal of populism fills a void, says Fiona Hill. Populism provides a narrative for people who have lost their identities that were tied to meaningful work.

“When people lose that then they’re looking for something. There’s a feeling they’ve been robbed and deprived of a golden age, and they want that back and populist politics feeds upon that, and provides scapegoats for losing it.” –Fiona Hill See interview with Fiona Hill in The Guardian, June 12, 2020… Excerpts below. Liberal democracy hasn’t been delivering, in the …

Research Shows ‘Linking Climate Policy to Social and Economic Justice Makes It More Popular’: The public wants a Green New Deal. The public wants green stimulus. The public wants to address inequality

June 12, 2020, Common Dreams. by Jessica Corbett, staff writer Sunrise NYC, a climate activist group, rallies in front of Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s office in Midtown Manhattan demanding that he support the Green New Deal. (Photo: Gabriele Holtermann-Gorden/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images) Amid persistent calls for a green and just recovery from the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and nationwide protests against systemic racism and injustice, …

Black Lives and the Green New Deal

June 11, 2020 by Common Dreams by Jeremy Brecher Labor Network for Sustainability The Green New Deal is a vehicle for building the broad movement for structural change necessary to truly make Black lives matter. Racial inequality is part of the broader picture of inequality in America. The richest four hundred Americans own more of the country’s wealth than the …

It’s Time For a Black New Deal

Also see People’s Platform for Energy Transition and Climate Policy Equity Framework,  Movement for Black Lives Policies and Platform – Here for all People of Color Also see Movement for Black Lives Policy Platform and Call for Reparations- adapted for all People of Color https://docs.google.com/document/d/13EFbp0qBT-ifSm0mkQqLIMYQ39-va5sQ/edit CHRIS WINTERS, Yes Magazine, June 8, 2020 Circa 1941 photograph by Barbara Wright. National Youth …

Indoor Air Pollution: the Link between Climate and Health: The combustion emissions from the building sector now contributes to the largest share (37 percent) of premature deaths associated with air pollution

The combustion emissions from the building sector now contributes to the largest share (37 percent) of premature deaths associated with air pollution, compared to other sectors like transport, industry, and power generation. May 5, 2020  |  By Brady Seals, RMI As a global pandemic shines a new light on health, air pollution, and the disproportionate impacts on vulnerable populations, it exposes the …

11 member nations of the European Union demand to use the continent’s Green Deal policy guidelines as a framework for economic recovery from the ongoing coronavirus pandemic

April 11, 2020 On Friday, 350.org welcomed a new demand from 11 member nations of the European Union to use the continent’s Green Deal policy guidelines as a framework for economic recovery from the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. “We have a choice to make now: do we try to tackle one crisis while ignoring another, or do we decide to build back better …