If done correctly, carbon pricing can help address a deeply unfair part climate change--it's outsized effects on the poor.
Anneliese is a 10th grader at Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, NH where she is co-head of the Environmental Action Club and a New England Our Climate Fellow. She was first inspired to advocate for environmental sustainability by her childhood outdoors in the foothills of northern California. She became involved in the New England Fellowship in 2018 after a former teacher encouraged to become more involved in Our Climate.
The final draft of the recent IPCC report is candidly grim. Even 1.5 degrees of warming will have devastating effects and we must turn to policy solutions including carbon pricing to prevent them.
This post was written by Cecelia Bolon and Zachary Gavel, New England Our Climate Fellows and second-year undergraduates at Northeastern University. Cecelia and Zack met the Executive Director of Climate XChange Mike Green, our close partner in the carbon pricing campaign, during a study abroad program at the United Nations in Geneva. They have maintained their passion for carbon pricing ever since and continue to collaborate with Climate XChange as fellows. They adapted this post from a Climate XChange report on the same subject that they helped to write found here.
We need your support to put a price on carbon in Washington.
Jordan is part of Our Climate's Fellowship Program. She is a junior at Eastern Washington University in Cheney, WA.
Our Climate is dedicated to empowering the generations most affected by climate change to win strong and equitable policy to protect our future. Read on to see what our team's been up to this September—and how you can join us this fall!
The #YouthStepUp Climate Challenge invited young people across the country to share their bold and innovative ideas to combat climate change, as part of the Global Climate Action Summit. Winners will receive credentials to participate in the Summit with high-level Presidents, Governors, Mayors, CEOs and others. They will also present their ideas at multiple events in San Francisco.
The contest was organized by Our Climate, in partnership with the California Governor's Office of Planning and Research and The Years Project. It is sponsored by Clif Bar & Co. We are excited to share the contest's winning proposals, as well as highlighted applicants, below.
Our Climate is dedicated to empowering the generations most affected by climate change to win strong and equitable policy to protect our future. Read on to see what our team's been up to this August—and how you can join us this fall!
Yuna Sato is an activist and student at Brookline High School in Brookline, Massachusetts. She is an active member of BHS environmental action.
Congress is weighing the MARKET CHOICE ACT, which was introduced today to put a price on carbon.
Today, we are thrilled to announce the launch of the #YouthStepUp Climate Contest. We want you to be the first to know about it.
This September, climate leaders from government, business, and civil society will convene at the landmark Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco. Their goal? To celebrate the achievements we've made in respect to climate action, and launch deeper commitments and accelerated action to prevent the worst effects of a warming world. Will you answer their call to "take ambition to the next level"?