Rural Climate Policy Priorities

The intent of this working document is to describe climate change concerns specific to rural communities in the United States and identify...

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Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light believes the active care of creation is integral to spiritual life and social justice. We respond to climate change by bringing Minnesota's faith communities together and by providing opportunities for congregations to join the growing climate justice movement. Since our founding in 2004, we have mobilized religious support for landmark legislation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Minnesota, educated hundreds of thousands of congregants, and worked with every major religious denomination in the state.

 

What does Minnesota Interfaith Power and Light see as the... read more

This is the Forest Guild's policy statement on climate change and forests. 

Forests have an effect on, and are influenced by, changing levels of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gasses (GHG) in Earth’s atmosphere and the resulting changes in climatic conditions. This policy statement outlines management that enhances forests’ ability to adapt to climate change and mitigate the effects of climate change through increased carbon sequestration and storage or forest restoration activities that reduce risk of high-severity fires. The first priority is to protect and prevent the conversion and deforestation of forestland. The second... read more

These policy directions reflect CEI’s 37 years of experience as a leading practitioner in community economic development and community development finance. They are intended to inform the governor, legislators, elected officials and others interested in the future of the Maine economy with the ultimate goal of influencing state policy for the benefit of the communities and people they serve, especially economically distressed communities and people with low incomes. 

This white paper from the mid 1990s outlines CEI’s sustainable rural development principles honoring the environment and connecting social justice and environmental justice.

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