Antioch University Environmental Studies graduate students have assessed all U.S. presidential candidates’ climate plans against 20 benchmarks, including priorities ranging from modernizing the transportation sector, to ending subsidies for fossil fuel companies, to holding the fossil fuel industry financially accountable. Their research findings are summarized in a table as a tool for voters to see how their favorite candidate measures up against the climate crisis.
On Monday, March 2, noon-1pm, Eastern, we discussed the top candidates’ positions on the following benchmarks:
Low and no-carbon energy production
Best practices for agriculture
Natural ecosystem restoration
Minimizing carbon emissions in current and future infrastructure improvements
Funding for climate research
Environmental/Climate Justice issues
This webinar explored what policies need to be emphasized, and what support needs to be leveraged, to strengthen our greater collective capacity to effectively respond to the growing challenges of the present climate crisis.
This course will provide participants with step-by-step skills in utilizing the tools of democracy to take meaningful civic action on climate change. Participants will learn the levers for building political will and the essentials of climate change communication. You will apply your learning by taking action in collaboration with a local environmental organization, and further your learning with your peers via Antioch’s online learning platform and optional one-on-one meetings with the instructor. Register Now
Local and regional governments are leaders in climate change due to their unique position to make a wide range of decisions that can mitigate and adapt to our changing climate. Because they are on the frontline, many communities have conducted vulnerability assessments and engaged in adaptation planning. This module will enable participants to assess impacts to a business, community, or sector based on specific climate projections for a specific locale. Register Now
Collective actions at the societal level (civic or political action behaviors) include involvement and support of policies, plans, and funding for implementation of municipal projects that could increase local climate resilience. Community engagement with the issue of climate change typically is lacking at the local level. How individuals feel about climate change, how much they know about the issue, and how they act are all types of engagement that are needed for societal change. Register Now
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Center for Climate Preparedness and Community Resilience
Antioch University New England 40 Avon Street Keene, NH 03431-3516