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Editor's Note
October 31, 2022
Issue 31 Editor's Note: What da Silva's Win Means for Brazil - And All of Us

After an incredibly close election and fear that right-wing incumbent President Bolsonaro would not accept defeat, the transition of power to newly elected former president Lula Da Silva, a win for the climate and for democracy.

News Article
October 31, 2022
The Heat is On in China and Europe

Climate disasters all over the world are exposing the fact that governments are not ready to deal with the effects of climate change.

Spotlight
October 31, 2022
2022 Midterms: Voter Suppression and “Big Lie” Propaganda on the Rise

In the aftermath of Donald Trump's "Big Lie" and the consequent January 6th insurrection, the 2022 midterms are situated in a fragile moment for American democracy. Inspired by these anti-democratic acts, four frightening trends have emerged which will impact this year’s midterm elections.

News Article
October 31, 2022
On the Brink of Collapse: Climate Change and Famine in Somalia

The Russia-Ukraine conflict, political instability, and climate change are exacerbating one of the worst droughts and famines in Somalia's history.

Editor's Note
September 29, 2022
Issue 30 Editor's Note: Death of a Side Deal

In this issue, we break down the surprising investments in the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), the downfall of Manchin’s side deal, what the escalating Russian energy war means for Europe’s energy transition, and the seeds of energy independence we see growing in Central Africa.

Critical Analysis
September 29, 2022
Understanding the IRA’s Climate Justice Implications

The IRA is the most significant piece of climate legislation passed in U.S. history, yet the compromises contained in the bill signify how far the U.S. still has to go in order to achieve climate justice.

Interview
September 29, 2022
Green Girls: Lighting the Way to Energy Independence

An interview with Green Girls' Organization's fearless leader Monique Nmtungia, working in rural African communities to give women and girls and training and resources to maintain their own renewable energy sources.

Spotlight
September 29, 2022
Lights Out: How Europe’s Reliance on Russian Fossil-Fuels Has Created an Energy Crisis

Russia’s war with Ukraine has exposed Europe’s deep and unstable dependency on Russian fossil fuels, unmasking the geopolitical and national security imperatives for a more immediate green transition.

Editor's Note
August 23, 2022
Issue 29 Editor’s Note: Perspectives on How to Repair and Rebuild

This summer has brought tumultuous weather events globally, a clear display of the threat posed by climate change to humanity and global ecosystems. Only by creating more just and equitable socioeconomic systems can we fortify the resilience of our communities and minimize the harm of this unfolding crisis.

News Article
August 23, 2022
Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Climate Justice

As the impacts of climate change become ever more dramatic, Western scientists and politicians are finally opening up to the potential of the TEK framework to provide holistic solutions necessary to create a just and sustainable future.

Review
August 23, 2022
Debating Eco-socialist Futures Review

With questions ranging from “what kind of world do we want to build?” to “what do you make of the recent policy decisions in the U.S. and E.U.?”, the recent eco-socialist debate brought together five contrasting yet complementary eco-socialist authors, leading to a gripping and thought provoking discussion. Read our analysis below.

GND Beat
June 22, 2022
Road to a Green New Deal - Issue 28

Across the US and around the world, Green New Deal coalitions are growing stronger and momentum is building for broad investments to achieve climate and social justice. In this section, we highlight some of the latest updates, exciting achievements, and upcoming events advocating for Green New Deals.

June 22, 2022
Voter Suppression Report Press Release

Read the Center's press release announcing our latest report, Voter Suppression, Climate Justice, and the Polluter-Industrial Complex, including some of our major findings on the connection between the corporate sponsors of voter suppression and climate inaction.

June 22, 2022
The Corporate Polluters Bankrolling Voter Suppression

Corporate polluters provide tremendous financial resources to state and federal lawmakers sponsoring voter suppression legislation and the rollback of our voting rights. In following the money trail of corporate polluters, at the Center, we found that powerful corporations are funding front groups and politicians promoting the rollback of our voting rights. Below are some of the key findings from our report.

Editor's Note
June 22, 2022
Issue 28 Editor's Note: Suppressing the Climate Vote

With hundreds of bills introduced to suppress voting rights in 2021, the assault on American democracy is here. Corporations benefiting from stifling policies promoting public health, climate action, and racial justice finance the suppression of communities of color and young voters, the groups most likely to support progressive policies.

GND Beat
June 7, 2022
Road to a Green New Deal - Issue 27

Across the US and around the world, Green New Deal coalitions are growing stronger and momentum is building for broad investments to achieve climate and social justice. In this section, we highlight some of the latest updates, exciting achievements, and upcoming events advocating for Green New Deals.

Report Summary
June 7, 2022
Tackling Income Inequality with a Green New Deal

In a new report from Fergus Green and Noel Healy, Green New Deal policy paradigms engender socioeconomic equality. These policies both alleviate the climate crisis and improve overall quality of life. In contrast, carbon pricing paradigms are widely unpopular and largely ineffective.

Editor's Note
June 7, 2022
Issue 27 Editor's Note: Harnessing Untaxed Wealth

Extreme income and wealth inequality directly undermine the capacity of governments worldwide to address social injustice, systemic racism, poverty, and climate change. As this growing superclass of wealthy elites increasingly insulates their wealth in tax havens across the world, the debt burdens of governments increase. In effect, billionaire refusal to contribute their fair share to the tax pool directly cripples government progress toward the Green New Deal, universal health care, a decarbonized economy, and social protections.

GND Beat
May 19, 2022
Road to a Green New Deal - Issue 26

Across the US and around the world, Green New Deal coalitions are growing stronger and momentum is building for broad investments to achieve climate and social justice. In this section, we highlight some of the latest updates, exciting achievements, and upcoming events advocating for Green New Deals.

May 19, 2022
The Corporate Assault on Reproductive Justice and Climate Justice

To call for reproductive justice and climate justice is to call for the human right to a clean and safe environment for present and future generations.

Editor's Note
May 19, 2022
Issue 26 Editor's Note: The Global Power Elite and the Climate Crisis - A Threat to Us All

Contrary to the popular conception of “majority rule,” democracies today are increasingly captured by global elites standing to profit from weakening environmental regulations, public health and safety measures, and climate change legislation. However, the Oil-igarchy’s attempts to thwart efforts to address the climate crisis is met by the mobilization of impacted communities, advocating for a just transition.

Spotlight
May 19, 2022
Unite to Protect our Right: Organizations Battling Voter Suppression

The sanctity of democracy lies in our ability to participate in free and fair elections. However, the money and influence of corporate polluters have invaded our system with corruption. Read more about the organizations around the United States that are feverishly presenting a strong opposition to the voter suppression tactics of our nation’s elites.

Editor's Note
May 5, 2022
Issue 25 Editor's Note: Dethrone Big Oil with a Just Transition

Only through comprehensive “just transition” programs can potential political adversaries of the climate justice movement be turned into staunch allies and supporters. The success of both the labor and climate justice movements depend on it.

May 5, 2022
Climate Con Artists: The Culpability of ‘Big Oil’ in Misinforming the Public

Despite being aware of the impending climate catastrophe for more than 40 years, American oil giants have continued to fuel climate change denialism in favor of profits and shareholders, at the expense of people and the planet. However, advocates for a just transition to renewable energies argue that the framework is beneficial for a healthy economy and environment.

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