In order to avert a climate catastrophe, we must transition away from fossil fuels to a clean energy economy. On both a domestic and a global level, climate change hurts poor people and communities of color first and worst, so we seek solutions that center economic and racial justice as critical components of addressing climate change.
The IPS Climate Policy Program and 339 other organizations are calling on Congress to support ordinary people through this crisis, not the fossil fuel industry.
In the face of both COVID-19 and the climate crisis, we urgently need to shift from a culture of war to a culture of care.
We need a collective response to the coronavirus crisis to bring out the best of humanity.
Warehousing people in unsanitary conditions and then deporting them to poor countries is a recipe for contagion.
The fossil-fuel industry’s problems were self-inflicted, and it’s barreling us toward the next crisis.
Any economic stimulus package must include an initiative to retrofit homes and public buildings for low-income communities and communities of color.
From coronavirus testing to treating health impacts of climate change, universal healthcare and publicly owned production of medicine are key to adaptation.
As fears of a coronavirus pandemic grow, the exact agencies best suited to protect Americans from disease outbreaks are starving for funds.
Amazon profits from helping oil and gas companies destroy the planet more frugally. Jeff Bezos’ $10 billion climate fund must be viewed in this context.
A reframing of our national priorities is overdue—it’s well past time to put people and planet over the Pentagon.