Climate Equity Alliance launches to advocate for most vulnerable 7

Posted by Wonk Room Wed, 08 Apr 2009 15:00:00 GMT

More than two dozen organizations, including well-respected groups from the research, advocacy, faith-based, labor and civil rights communities, have come together to ensure that emerging climate legislation protects and provides opportunity for society’s most vulnerable individuals and families. The Climate Equity Alliance unites around shared concerns about the effects of climate change and climate change legislation on low- and moderate-income households. Alliance members believe climate legislation should both help to build an inclusive green economy — providing pathways to prosperity and expanding opportunity for America’s workers and communities — and ensure that low- and moderate-income people receive relief from the higher energy costs that will result, so that they are not pushed into poverty or made poorer.

This conference call for reporters will unveil the Climate Equity Alliance and present the principles drawing these groups together, with particular attention to how policymakers should move forward following the draft legislation introduced by Representatives Henry Waxman (D-CA) and Edward Markey (D-MA).

Speakers:
  • Robert Greenstein, Executive Director, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
  • Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, CEO, Green For All
  • Gerry Hudson, Executive Vice President, SEIU
  • Other speakers TBA

Click here to register for this conference call.

CLIMATE EQUITY ALLIANCE MEMBERS INCLUDE:
  • Green for All
  • Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
  • Center for American Progress
  • Service Employees International Union
  • NAACP
  • National Hispanic Environmental Council
  • Oxfam America
  • First Focus
  • Economic Policy Institute
  • Redefining Progress
  • US Action
  • Coalition on Human Needs
  • The Workforce Alliance
  • Center for Law and Social Policy
  • The Washington Office of Public Policy, Women’s Division, United Methodist Church
  • Union for Reform Judaism
  • National Low Income Housing Coalition
  • ACORN
  • Policy Link
  • Citizens for Tax Justice
  • Enterprise Community Partners

Confronting the Global Triple Crisis

Posted by Brad Johnson Fri, 14 Sep 2007 04:00:00 GMT

The International Forum on Globalization, The Institute for Policy Studies, and The Project on Economic Transitions will hold a teach-in on September 14-16.

The event will cover various topics including:

  • Climate Change
  • Peak Oil (The End of the Era of Cheap Energy)
  • Global Resource Depletion (And Species Extinction)
  • Powering-Down for the Future (Toward an International Movement for Systemic Change: New Economies of Sustainability, Equity, Sufficiency and Peace)

60 SPEAKERS INCLUDING: Vandana Shiva, Bill McKibben, Michael Klare, Martin Khor, Richard Heinberg, Winona LaDuke, David Korten, John Cavanagh, Jerry Mander, Maude Barlow, Tony Clarke, Wolfgang Sachs, Sara Larrain, Meena Raman, Ross Gelbspan, Q’Orianka Kilcher, Frances Moore-Lappe, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, Helena Norberg-Hodge, Daphne Wysham, Victor Menotti, Atossa Soltani, David Suzuki, Simon Retallack, Jeremy Leggett, Arjun Makhijani, David Pimentel, John Passacantando, Rob Hopkins, Steve Kretzmann, Antony Froggatt, Randy Hayes, Anne Leonard, Megan Quinn, Thomas Princen and 25 more.

The Teach-In will be held at Lisner Auditorium, George Washington University, Washington DC.

Tickets and information are available from: International Forum on Globalization 415-561-7650