Weekly Briefing: CCL’s Work Will Help Meet America’s Paris Commitment
June 29, 2022
A recent study by the journal Science highlighted the policy areas that need to be passed so that the United States reaches its Paris commitment by 2050. The policy areas emphasized include the deployment of solar panels, wind turbines, electric vehicles (EVs), trees, heat pumps, insulation, and measures to significantly curb the emissions of other potent greenhouse gases like methane. CCL’s recent policy expansion means that we’re in a position to lower emissions in all of these key areas.
CCL Research Coordinator Dana Nuccitelli summarized the journal’s findings in his latest blog post.
“CCL’s advocacy efforts for a carbon price, building the clean energy economy, and nature-based solutions are directed at precisely the sectors and policies needed to meet America’s Paris commitment,” Dana writes. “With such a rapid acceleration in emissions cuts needed in such a short period of time, each component will be critical in meeting our targets.”
In other news this week:
• 80 countries urge G7 Summit leaders to mitigate climate effects: More than 1,150 climate advocates from 80 countries have sent letters urging G7 summit leaders to steer the planet to safety from the effects of climate change by redirecting financial flows, adopting a Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty, and developing climate-resilient finances. This effort was spearheaded by Citizens’ Climate International. You can read that letter and send one yourself here.
• Whitehouse praises CCL: Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) praised CCL’s efforts at the June 2022 CCL conference, and gave an update on the reconciliation process. You can read his full remarks here.
• Citizens’ Climate Radio Ep. 73: This month’s episode of Citizens’ Climate Radio is the six year anniversary of CCR, featuring a blast from the past. This episode revisits conversations with CCL’s late founder, Marshall Saunders, and CCL’s former Executive Director, Mark Reynolds. You can listen to that episode here.
Take action this week
If you have a little time: Check out this meme on CCL’s Instagram
Anytime our members of Congress speak positively about climate, we as climate advocates are there to cheer them on! You can see the joy of this moment captured in CCL’s latest meme on Instagram.
If you have more time: Encourage your friends to register to vote
With 2022 being a midterm election year, it’s crucial that we make climate an election issue. A great way to do this is by registering to vote. Help three people you know register to vote. If you need to register to vote or update your mailing address, you can do so through TurboVote here.
Featured Lever This Week
Grassroots: Connecting through wildlife stories
CCL’s Wildlife Action Team recently completed a newsletter focused on pollinators and climate change. The goal of the Wildlife Action Team is to make more connections for CCL with wildlife-centered outreach by fostering relationships with wildlife conservation groups across the country.
This newsletter, titled Pollinators: The Baseline of a Symbiotic World, includes stories about “pollinators, the role they play in ecosystems, and the issues they have been facing due to climate change,” explains action team co-leader, Katherine Chang.
The full newsletter is available on the Wildlife Action Team’s CCL Community page.
6/30: How to Craft Conservative Op-eds — Are you a conservative or a constituent with a conservative member of Congress? This training, led by Nate Abercrombie, CCL's Conservative Outreach Coordinator, and Charlotte Ward, State and Local Media Coordinator, will cover how to write effective op-eds with conservative framing and talking points. Join us!
7/14: Trees and Forests as Natural Climate Solutions — Join Dana Nuccitelli, CCL Research Coordinator, for a training about removing and sequestering carbon from the atmosphere, the role trees and forests can play, and the other benefits that those solutions provide. Join us!
Need training on the basics? Catch our next session of Core Volunteer Training, made for newer volunteers:
7/12: Building Personal Resilience as a Climate Advocate — Climate work can be emotionally challenging and overwhelming. This training is an opportunity to recognize and make space for the fullness of your experience through connecting with others, sharing authentically, listening deeply, and exploring opportunities for building personal resilience. Join us!
To see other topics and past trainings, visit the Training Topics page of CCL Community.