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CLIMATE CRISIS POLICY DIGEST

Welcome to the Climate Crisis Policy Digest - a compendium of policy ideas to eliminate greenhouse gas pollution and build a sustainably-sourced, community-centered and nature-protecting economy.

Detailing action, the site contains 600+ climate solutions from over 130 documents by experts, advocates, state and local governments, the U.S. Congress, and international bodies.

Visit the 11 Topics below to be informed and vote for your favorite policy ideas. Click on “Issue Overview” for a deeper dive on the subtopic or “News Articles” for a presorted set of topical news.

The hope is that by understanding the details, we will find common ground and unite across movements to force Congressional action in 2021.

Please share widely and join in the fight to save life on Earth!

The Digest Features

130+ EXPERT SOURCES & 600+ POLICY IDEAS: Center for International Environmental Law * The National Family Farm Coalition * Columbia Sabin Center for Climate Change Law * U.S. House Committee on Energy & Commerce * Karuk Tribe Department of Natural Resources * The National Association of Clean Air Agencies

FEDERAL & STATE BILLS & LAWS: The CLEAN Future Act * The Break Free from Plastic Pollution Act * The Birds and Bees Protection Act * Food and Agribusiness Merger Moratorium Act * The Green New Deal Resolution

Expert Reports: Drawdown: 100 Solutions to Reverse Global Warming * Deadline 2020: How Cities Will Get the Job Done * Equitable & Just National Climate Platform * Transport Revolution: Moving People and Freight Without Oil * Food and Climate: What Food Policy Councils Can Do * Legal Pathways to Deep Decarbonization in the U.S. * A Blueprint for Europe's Green New Deal

Social Justice & Activists: Climate Justice Alliance * The NAACP * The Poor People’s Campaign * A People’s Climate Plan for New York City * Sunrise Movement * This is Zero Hour

Building Unity & Power: “The digest was created to educate everyone on the urgent U.S. policy changes required to stop the climate crisis. The clock has run out and now it's critical to unite across movements for political power to make Congress act in 2021.” Todd Fernandez, Esq., Executive Director, Climate Crisis Policy.

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Type of Source Related Topics
 D1100 Solutions to Reverse Global WarmingProject DrawdownAcademic Electricity Food & Agriculture Land, Water & Forests Materials, Waste & Recycling Transportation Women's Health & Education
 DB2The OFF Fossil Fuels ActRep. Tulsi GabbardBill (federal) Electricity Environmental Justice Just Transition Land, Water & Forests Transportation
 DB3Recognizing the duty of the Federal Government to create a Green New Deal.Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Sen. Edward J. MarkeyBill (federal) Electricity Environmental Justice Food & Agriculture General Farm Policy Just Transition Land, Water & Forests Transportation
 D4To Address the Climate Crisis, the Green New Deal Must Transform Our Food System and Revitalize Rural AmericaFriends of the Earth and 300+ OrganizationsCoalition Environmental Justice Food & Agriculture General Farm Policy
 D5Letter to Congress Regarding Legislation to Address the Urgent Threat of Climate ChangeFood and Water Watch and 600+ OrganizationsCoalition Electricity Greenhouse Gas Policy Transportation
 D6Legal Pathways to Deep Decarbonization in the U.S.Columbia Sabin Center for Climate Change LawAcademic Buildings Electricity Food & Agriculture Greenhouse Gas Policy Land, Water & Forests Materials, Waste & Recycling Transportation
 DB7Climate Change Resolution (Draft)Sen. Dianne FeinsteinBill (federal) Electricity Environmental Justice Greenhouse Gas Policy Just Transition
 D8Green New Deal ResolutionSunrise MovementAdvocacy
 D9Zero Hour PlatformThis Is Zero HourAdvocacy Electricity Environmental Justice General Farm Policy Just Transition Land, Water & Forests Transportation
 D10A Green New Deal Must Be Rooted in a Just Transition for Workers and Communities Most Impacted by Climate ChangeClimate Justice AllianceCoalition Electricity Environmental Justice Greenhouse Gas Policy Just Transition Land, Water & Forests
 D11A Green New Deal to Save People and the PlanetFriends of the EarthNon-profit Electricity Environmental Justice Food & Agriculture Greenhouse Gas Policy Land, Water & Forests Transportation
 D12A Global Deal For Nature: Guiding principles, milestones, and targetsGlobal Deal for NatureAcademic Land, Water & Forests
 D13The Need for a Food and Agriculture Platform in the Green New DealAgroecology Research-Action CollectiveAcademic Environmental Justice Food & Agriculture General Farm Policy
 D14Platform for Real FoodHEAL Food AllianceCoalition Environmental Justice Food & Agriculture General Farm Policy Greenhouse Gas Policy Land, Water & Forests
 D15Five Big Ideas for a Green New DealSierra ClubNon-profit Buildings Electricity Environmental Justice Food & Agriculture General Farm Policy Greenhouse Gas Policy Land, Water & Forests Transportation
 D16U.S. Farmers & Ranchers for a Green New Deal Policy GoalsOrganic Consumers Association & Regeneration InternationalNon-profit Environmental Justice Food & Agriculture General Farm Policy Land, Water & Forests
 D17An Ecosocialist Green New Deal: Guiding PrinciplesDSA National Ecosocialist Working GroupPolitical Electricity Environmental Justice Food & Agriculture General Farm Policy Land, Water & Forests Transportation
 D18Our Communities, Our Power: Advancing Resistance and Resilience in Climate Change AdaptationNAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program Non-profit Electricity Environmental Justice Materials, Waste & Recycling Transportation
 D19A Moral Agenda Based on Fundamental Rights.Poor People’s CampaignNon-profit Electricity Environmental Justice Just Transition Land, Water & Forests
 D20The Road Less Travelled: Reclaiming Public Transport for Climate-Ready MobilityTrade Unions for Energy Democracy, the Murphy Institute at the City University of New York, Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung—New York OfficeCoalition Just Transition Transportation
 D21Green New Deal Policy ReportData for ProgressThink Tank Buildings Electricity Environmental Justice Food & Agriculture Greenhouse Gas Policy Just Transition Land, Water & Forests Materials, Waste & Recycling Transportation
 DL22Zero Net Energy for BuildingsCalifornia Public Utilities CommissionRegulation (state) Buildings
 D23Commercial & Residential Energy Efficiency Design ToolsUCLA Department of Architecture and Urban DesignAcademic Buildings
 DL24Climate Recovery ResolutionCity of Bend, OregonLaw (local) Buildings Transportation
 DL2520 Minute NeighborhoodCity of Eugene, OregonGovernmental Transportation
 DL26Water Reduction & ReuseCity of Eugene, OregonGovernmental Land, Water & Forests
 DL27Zero Emissions BuildingsCity of Vancouver, BCRegulation (local) Buildings
 D28Zero Energy ProjectThe Ecological Development FoundationNon-profit Buildings
 D2990 by 50Urban Green CouncilNon-profit Buildings Transportation
 D30Food in the Anthropocene: the EAT–Lancet Commission on healthy diets from sustainable food systems. EAT-Lancet CommissionAcademic Food & Agriculture General Farm Policy Land, Water & Forests
 D31The New Climate Economy, 2018 ReportThe Global Commission on the Economy and ClimateIntergovernmental Buildings Electricity Environmental Justice Food & Agriculture General Farm Policy Greenhouse Gas Policy Land, Water & Forests Materials, Waste & Recycling Transportation
 D32The big blue gap in the GNDUrban Ocean Lab, Surfrider Foundation, Greenwave in GristAdvocacy Electricity Land, Water & Forests
 D33Green Tennessee Valley AuthorityPeople's Policy ProjectThink Tank Electricity
 D34Taking District Energy To Urban NeighborhoodsThe Sallan FoundationNon-profit Buildings
 D35Adopting and Promoting a 100% Renewable Energy Target - Vancouver, CanadaInternational Renewable Energy AgencyIntergovernmental Buildings
 D36Closing the Gap in Energy Efficiency Programs for Affordable Multifamily HousingAmerican Council for an Energy-Efficient EconomyNon-profit Buildings
 DB37Fracking Ban ActSen. Bernard Sanders, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezBill (federal) Electricity Environmental Justice
 D38BuildingsRocky Mountain InstituteThink Tank Buildings
 DB39American Innovation and Manufacturing Leadership Act of 2020Rep. Paul TonkoBill (federal) Materials, Waste & Recycling
 DB40California Circular Economy and Plastic Pollution Reduction ActCalifornia Bill (state) Materials, Waste & Recycling
 D41Equitable & Just National Climate PlatformThe Climate Forum with 70+ OrganizationsCoalition Electricity Environmental Justice Greenhouse Gas Policy Just Transition Transportation
 D42Deadline 2020: How Cities Will Get the Job DoneC40 CitiesIntergovernmental Buildings Transportation
 D44Decarbonizing U.S. BuildingsCenter for Climate and Energy SolutionsThink Tank Buildings
 D45The 2030 ChallengeArchitecture 2030Non-profit Buildings
 D46Implementing EPA's Clean Power Plan: A Menu of OptionsNational Association of Clean Air AgenciesIntergovernmental Buildings Electricity
 D47Policy and Institutional Measures for Reducing Transport Generated PollutionJournal of Urban Technology / Fred Moavenzadeh and Brantley LittleAcademic Transportation
 DB48Climate Equity Act of 2019 (Draft)Kamala Harris, A Ocasio-CortezBill (federal) Environmental Justice Greenhouse Gas Policy
 D49Green Party's Green New DealGreen Party USPolitical Electricity Materials, Waste & Recycling
 D50The Red Deal (Outline)The Red NationIndigenous Land, Water & Forests
 DB51Climate Stewardship Act of 2019Sen. Cory A. Booker, Rep. Debra A. HaalandBill (federal) Environmental Justice Food & Agriculture General Farm Policy Land, Water & Forests Materials, Waste & Recycling
 D52The Climate Mobilization Victory PlanThe Climate MobilizationAdvocacy Greenhouse Gas Policy
 DB53Climate Emergency ResolutionRep. Earl Blumenauer, Sen. Bernard SandersBill (federal)
 D54Plastic & Climate: The Hidden Costs of a Plastic PlanetCenter for International Environmental LawNon-profit Electricity Materials, Waste & Recycling
 D55Realizing the Promise of Paris: Roadmap to a Safer ClimateNatural Resource Defense Council (NRDC)Non-profit Materials, Waste & Recycling
 DL56The 100 Percent Clean Energy Act of 2018CaliforniaLaw (state) Electricity
 DL57Climate Action Plan To Reduce PollutionColoradoLaw (state) Electricity Environmental Justice Materials, Waste & Recycling
 DL58The Climate Leadership & Community Protection ActNew YorkLaw (state) Electricity Environmental Justice Greenhouse Gas Policy Just Transition Land, Water & Forests
 DL59Clean Energy Jobs Act of 2018MarylandLaw (state) Electricity Just Transition
 DL60The Energy Transition ActNew MexicoLaw (state) Electricity
 DL61Supporting Washington's clean energy economy and transitioning to a clean, affordable, and reliable energy futureWashingtonLaw (state) Electricity Environmental Justice
 D62Search, Reuse, and Destroy: How States Can Take the Lead on a 100 Billion Ton Climate ProblemEnvironmental Investigation AgencyNon-profit Materials, Waste & Recycling
 D63Tax MeatPeople for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)Non-profit Food & Agriculture
 D64Karuk Climate Adaptation PlanKaruk Tribe Dept of Natural ResourcesIndigenous Land, Water & Forests
 D65Three Ways to Link Girls Education Actors to Climate ActionBrookings InstituteThink Tank Women's Health & Education
 D66A People's Climate Plan for New York City?Climate Action Lab at the Graduate Center, CUNYAcademic Buildings Electricity Environmental Justice Food & Agriculture General Farm Policy Land, Water & Forests Materials, Waste & Recycling Transportation
 D68Microgrids and Resilience to Climate-Driven Impacts on Public HealthJustin Gundlach of Sabin Center for Climate Change LawAcademic Electricity Environmental Justice
 DL69Climate Mobilization ActNew York CityLaw (local) Buildings
 D70Composting in America: A Path to Eliminate Waste, Revitalize Soil, and Tackle Global Warming.U.S. PIRG Education Fund, Frontier GroupNon-profit Food & Agriculture
 DB71Framework for Climate ActionRep. Paul D. Tonko, Chair Environment & Climate Change SubcommitteeBill (federal) Environmental Justice Just Transition
 D72The State of Fashion 2020The Business of Fashion, McKinsey & CompanyBusiness Materials, Waste & Recycling
 D73Mobilizing for a Just, Prosperous, and Sustainable EconomyNew ConsensusThink Tank Buildings Environmental Justice Just Transition
 D74A Roadmap to an Equitable Low-Carbon Future: Four Pillars for a Just TransitionClimate Equity NetworkCoalition Environmental Justice Just Transition
 D75Decarbonizing the US Economy: Pathways Toward a Green New DealRoosevelt Institute - authors: Mark Paul, Anders Fremstad, J.W. MasonThink Tank Buildings Electricity Environmental Justice Food & Agriculture Greenhouse Gas Policy Transportation
 D76Climate Change and LandUnited Nations IPCCIntergovernmental General Farm Policy Land, Water & Forests
 D77Transport Revolution: Moving People and Freight without OilRichard Gilbert & Anthony Perl in Journal of Urban TechnologyAcademic Transportation
 D78City CyclingGregory Adamo in Journal of Urban TechnologyAcademic Transportation
 D79Human Transit: How clearer thinking about public transit can enrich our communities and our livesLalita Sen in Journal of Urban TechnologyAcademic Transportation
 D83Saving Oil and Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions through U.S. Federal Transportation PolicyPew Center on Global Climate Change - authors: Cynthia J. Burbank, Nick NigroAcademic Transportation
 D84GND & Food Convening 5/31/19City University of New York (lead of working group)Academic Electricity Environmental Justice Food & Agriculture General Farm Policy Just Transition
 D85Climate Change Action Heats Up in Congress: What Does This Mean for AgricultureNational Sustainable Agriculture CoalitionCoalition Food & Agriculture
 D86Creating a Sustainable Food Future: A Menu of Solutions to Feed Nearly 10 Billion People by 2050World Resources InstituteNon-profit Electricity Food & Agriculture General Farm Policy Land, Water & Forests
 DL87Hydrofluorocarbon Greenhouse Gas EmissionsWashington StateLaw (state) Materials, Waste & Recycling
 D88How “We Are Still In” cities and counties can include food in climate actionFood & Climate CoalitionCoalition Food & Agriculture
 D90Food From Family Farms ActNational Family Farm CoalitionCoalition Food & Agriculture General Farm Policy
 DB91Amends Constitution to prohibit construction of new fossil fuel power plantsNew JerseyBill (state) Electricity
 D92Fighting Climate Change in NJ: The Urgent Case for a Moratorium on all Fossil Fuel ProjectsEmpower NJCoalition Electricity Environmental Justice Greenhouse Gas Policy Just Transition
 D93The Plastics Trifecta: Sample Bill LanguageBeyond PlasticsNon-profit Materials, Waste & Recycling
 DB94The Break Free from Plastic Pollution ActSen. Tom Udall, Rep. Alan S. LowenthalBill (federal) Materials, Waste & Recycling
 DB95Clean Energy Victory Bond Act of 2019Sen. Tom Udall, Rep. Zoe LofgrenBill (federal) Buildings Electricity Transportation
 DL96Final Regulation Order: Prohibitions on Use of Certain Hydrofluorocarbons in Stationary Refrigeration and Foam End-UsesCalifornia Air Resources BoardRegulation (state) Materials, Waste & Recycling
 D98Policy Suggestions for the GNDEat for the EarthNon-profit Food & Agriculture
 D99Food and Climate: What Food Policy Councils Can DoJohns Hopkins Center for a Livable FutureAcademic Food & Agriculture General Farm Policy
 D100MissionPopulation ConnectionNon-profit Women's Health & Education
 DB101Super Pollutant Act of 2019Sen. Christopher Murphy, Rep. Scott H. PetersBill (federal) Electricity Food & Agriculture Materials, Waste & Recycling Transportation
 DL102The California Cooling ActCaliforniaLaw (state) Materials, Waste & Recycling
 D103Deep Decarbonization Roadmap for the Cement and Concrete Industries in CaliforniaGlobal Efficiency IntelligenceThink Tank Materials, Waste & Recycling
 D104Electrified Transportation for AllCenter for Climate and Energy SolutionsThink Tank Transportation
 D105Blueprint for Efficiency: An 80 x 50 Buildings Partnership Report Urban Green CouncilNon-profit Buildings
 DB106Green New Deal for Public Housing ActSen. Bernard Sanders, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezBill (federal) Buildings Environmental Justice Transportation
 D108Impact Study of NYS Bottle Bill ExpansionNY State Pollution Prevention InstituteAcademic
 DB109California Deforestation-Free Procurement ActCaliforniaBill (state) General Farm Policy Land, Water & Forests
 DL110House Bill No. 623HawaiiLaw (state) Electricity
 DL111An Act To Establish the Maine Climate Change Council To Assist Maine To Mitigate, Prepare for and Adapt to Climate ChangeMaineLaw (state) Buildings Electricity Just Transition
 DB112Transitioning to 100% Renewable Energy by 2050PennsylvaniaBill (state) Buildings Electricity Environmental Justice
 DB113Clean Jobs Workforce Hubs ActIllinoisBill (state) Electricity Just Transition Transportation
 DB114House Bill 2020OregonBill (state) Electricity Just Transition Materials, Waste & Recycling
 DL115Electric utility regulation; grid modernization, energy efficiencyVirginiaLaw (state) Electricity
 DL116Senate Bill 358NevadaLaw (state) Electricity
 DL117Act No. 56 (H.40). Public service; energy; conservation and development An act relating to establishing a renewable energy standardVermontLaw (state) Electricity
 DL118Clean Energy DC Omnibus Amendment Act of 2018Washington DCLaw (local) Buildings Electricity Transportation
 DL119An Act Concerning Clean EnergyNew JerseyLaw (state) Electricity
 D120Blueprint for Europe's Just TransitionThe Green New Deal for EuropeCoalition Buildings Electricity Environmental Justice Food & Agriculture General Farm Policy Greenhouse Gas Policy Just Transition Materials, Waste & Recycling Transportation
 DB121Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) ActRep. Robert C. Scott, Sen. Patty MurrayBill (federal) Environmental Justice
 D122Cold Steel - Hot Climate. America’s Biggest untapped Clean Energy Opportunity.Mighty EarthAdvocacy Materials, Waste & Recycling
 DB123The Birds and Bees Protection ActNew York Bill (state) Food & Agriculture
 DB124Establish a Carbon Farming Tax CreditNew YorkBill (state) Food & Agriculture
 D125Petition to U.S. EPA to Revise the Clean Air Act Section 111 and Section 112 Standards Applicable to Petro-Plastics Production FacilitiesCenter for Biological Diversity and 364 OrganizationsAdvocacy Environmental Justice
 DB126Climate Action Rebate Act of 2019Rep. Jimmy Panetta, Sen. Christopher A. CoonsBill (federal) Greenhouse Gas Policy
 DB127The Raise Wages, Cut Carbon Act of 2019 (RWCC Act)Rep. Daniel LipinskiBill (federal) Greenhouse Gas Policy
 DB128The Stemming Warming and Augmenting Pay Act (SWAP Act)Rep. Francis RooneyBill (federal) Greenhouse Gas Policy
 DL129California Beverage Container Recycling and Litter Reduction Act CaliforniaLaw (state) Materials, Waste & Recycling
 D130The Leap ManifestoThe LeapNon-profit Electricity Environmental Justice Food & Agriculture Just Transition Land, Water & Forests Transportation
 DL131An Ordinance Relating to PlasticHonolulu City CouncilLaw (local) Materials, Waste & Recycling
 D132Replacing NAFTA: Eight Essential Changes to an Environmentally Destructive DealSierra Club et alNon-profit Environmental Justice
 D133NAFTA Talks Have Ignored Environmental ConcernsSierra Club et alNon-profit
 D134Solutionary Rail: A people-powered campaign to electrify America's railroads and open corridors to a clean energy futureSolutionary RailAdvocacy Transportation
 D135Recarbonization of Global SoilsFood and Agriculture Organization of the United NationsInternational Food & Agriculture
 DB136Food and Agribusiness Merger Moratorium and Antitrust Review Act of 2018Sen. Cory A. Booker, Rep. Mark PocanBill (federal) General Farm Policy
 DB137CLEAN Future Act (Draft)Committee on Energy & CommerceBill (federal) Buildings Electricity Environmental Justice Greenhouse Gas Policy Just Transition Land, Water & Forests Transportation
 DB138Agriculture Resilience Act Rep. Chellie PingreeBill (federal) Electricity Food & Agriculture General Farm Policy Greenhouse Gas Policy
 DB145The American Energy Innovation Act (Draft)Sen. Lisa Murkowski, Chair & Sen. Joe Manchin, Ranking Member, Senate Energy and Natural Resources CommitteeBill (federal) Buildings Electricity Just Transition Materials, Waste & Recycling Transportation
 DB146Energy Innovation & Carbon Dividend ActRep. Theodore E. DeutchBill (federal) Greenhouse Gas Policy
 DL147The Accelerated Renewable Energy Growth & Community Benefit Act New YorkLaw (state) Electricity
 D148WE ACT 2020 Federal Policy AgendaWE ACT for Environmental Justice Non-profit Environmental Justice Greenhouse Gas Policy
 DB149Farm System Reform Act of 2019Sen. Cory BookerBill (federal) Food & Agriculture General Farm Policy
 D150Accelerating America’s PledgeAmerica's PledgeThink Tank Buildings Electricity Food & Agriculture Land, Water & Forests Materials, Waste & Recycling Transportation
 D151Vision for Equitable Climate ActionU.S. Climate Action NetworkCoalition Buildings Electricity Environmental Justice Food & Agriculture General Farm Policy Greenhouse Gas Policy Just Transition Land, Water & Forests Materials, Waste & Recycling Transportation
 D152The Wind CommonsRosa Luxemburg Stiftung - author: David McDermott HughesThink Tank Electricity
 D153Sustainable Aviation: How Albany can position New York for a new era of carbon neutral flightSierra Club Atlantic ChapterNon-profit Transportation