Cascade Volcanoes • Entered by Laurie Kerr on March 2, 2020
Citizens Climate Lobby Conference
February 29, 2020
Participants and Hours
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Key Issue: Climate Change
Activity Type: Trainings (WALTS, CAREs/GLOWs, research, conferences, workshops, etc.)
Key Partners: Citizens Climate Lobby
Short Description of Activity
We attended the Citizens Climate Lobby Conference in Vancouver, Wa. We became better acquainted with the organization as well as the Carbon Dividend Act. This policy proposes to reduce America’s emissions by at least 40% in the first 12 years. It is supported by economists and scientists as simple, comprehensive, and effective. This policy will improve the health and save lives by reducing pollution and put money directly into people’s pockets to spend however they choose. Furthermore, it will create 2.1 million jobs and is a bipartisan bill which is supported by Republicans. The fees collected on carbon emissions will be redistributed to Americans, helping the low and middle income population.
We also attended the session on “Building Bridges with Native and Indigenous Peoples” which was a panel discussion among Indigenous tribes in Alaska, Hawaii, Yakima, and Nimiipuu tribes which brought up topics regarding the impact of climate change to these groups. The final session that we attended was “Climate Impact and Other Considerations for Fish and Fisheries” which included fish biologists and tribal members in our local area.
The conference was well organized and very interesting. It increased my awareness about the impact of climate change on Indigenous People as well as the Carbon Dividend Act, of which I was not aware. I would recommend attending any Citizen Climate Lobby conference to Broads in the future. The lunch was amazing, as well!