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Under-resourced communities face a disproportionate share of societal burdens and lack access to many of the benefits other communities enjoy. Participation in the solar economy can help ease these burdens and provide low-and middle-income households with economic relief. This report aims to accelerate the implementation of solar in under-resourced communities in ways that provide meaningful, long-lasting benefits to those communities. The recommendations in the report set a path forward...

As communities and advocates worldwide work to respond adequately to increasing climate disasters, where can climate advocates find resources to advance just, equitable, and community-based disaster recovery?

In this webinar, Climate Advocacy Lab teamed up with Climate Justice Alliance (CJA) to discuss CJA's recently released multimedia report Our Power Puerto Rico: Moving Toward a Just Recovery (a project completed with support from the Lab!). During the conversation, authors, experts, and frontline organizers who contributed to the case study and report highlight tools (including the 'Just Recovery framework'), practices, and experiential lessons learned from applying a participatory model of "Just Recovery" to disaster response in Puerto Rico following hurricane María. 

Drawing on county-level U.S. public opinion data from 2014-2018, as well as data on federally declared disasters across the country, this paper shows that exposure to natural disasters increases the likelihood of both believing that climate change will harm people and supporting the adoption of some measures to address it. Analysis shows that changes in both risk perception and support for mitigating measures extend beyond pro-environmental statements (e.g. regulating CO2) to includ...

This conversation highlights findings from two reports focused on how the climate advocacy community can support equitable climate resilience (the ability of communities to adapt and thrive in the face of impacts from climate change) in climate policies and programs, as advocates nationwide are pushed to think beyond a frame of "simply" climate mitigation: Making Equity Real in Climate Adaptation and Community Resilience Policies and Programs: A Guidebook and Mapping Resilience: A Blueprint for Thriving in the Face of Climate Disasters.

This polling tests Green New Deal (GND) for Public Housing Act legislation in an electoral environment, with Republican arguments against it. Polling includes questions probing the support of voters for a policy "if it would...": Help flood-proof vulnerable public housing and increase backup power, to make public housing complexes community safety centers during disasters. Add rooftop and community renewable energy generation including wind and solar, and have all building...
A large majority of Americans say drilling for oil and natural gas off the coasts and on public lands should decrease or remain at current levels (more than 8 in 10 people), a viewpoint at odds with the expansion promoted by President Trump as part of his “energy dominance” agenda. Just over half said energy exploration should be reduced on federal lands (51 percent) and said it should be reduced offshore (53 percent). Thirty-two percent said it should stay as is on federal la...

Iowa Voters Support Climate Action

Climate Nexus Polling, Yale Program on Climate Change Communication & George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication.
Research & Articles
08-12-2019
Large majorities of Iowa voters want their elected officials to reduce global warming and increase clean, renewable energy, and are worried about climate change, having experienced the impacts of extreme weather. These concerns translate to support for candidates backing specific policies (poll toplines are available here).  Strong majorities say they are more likely to vote for a candidate who supports: extending government funding for renewables (77%),  requiring...
Achieving race equity — the condition where one’s racial identity has no influence on how one fares in society — is a fundamental element of social change across every issue area in the social sector. The attainment of race equity requires us to examine all four levels on which racism operates (personal, interpersonal, institutional, and structural), recognize our role in enduring inequities, and commit ourselves to change. This report presents the Race Equity Cycle, a cycle of cha...
The Climate Advocacy Lab has become the center of gravity for data, research, and sharing what works (and doesn't) in climate and clean energy advocacy and campaigning in the US. Our mission is to help the climate community build grassroots power and win through evidence-based advocacy. We do this by enabling organizations to run. smarter and more effective public engagement campaigns. We focus on both tactics, including communications, digital, and volunteer mobilization, as well as strategy...
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