Tackling Climate Change and Environmental Injustice

Climate action that meets the crisis’ urgency, creates good-quality jobs, benefits disadvantaged communities, and restores U.S. credibility on the global stage

People with placards and posters on global strike for climate change. Woman speaking in megaphone in front of crowd. (Getty/urbazon)

What We're Doing

Pursuing environmental justice

Investing in equitable climate solutions that address the country’s legacy of environmental racism while working to ensure that all communities have the right to breathe clean air, live free of dangerous levels of toxic pollution, access healthy food, and share the benefits of a prosperous economy

Creating good, clean jobs at home

Laying the groundwork for an urgent transition to a clean energy economy that works for all, creating millions of well-paying jobs with the opportunity to join a union, and improving the quality of life for all Americans in the process

Protecting nature

Addressing the linked climate and biodiversity crises by conserving 30 percent of all U.S. lands and water by 2030 and promoting natural solutions to the climate crisis that benefit all communities

Restoring U.S. climate leadership on the global stage

By taking strong and equitable domestic action, we restore the ability to bring countries together to reduce emissions and help developing countries transition to carbon-neutral economies and adapt to inevitable impacts

By the numbers

$99B

The cost to U.S. taxpayers from extreme weather events in 2020—and it’s getting worse

CAP, “Extreme Weather Cost U.S. Taxpayers $99 Billion Last Year, and It Is Getting Worse” (2021).

139

The number of elected senators and representatives who still deny climate change

CAP, “Climate Deniers in the 117th Congress” (2021).

2°F

Human activity, largely burning fossil fuels, has warmed the planet this much since 1800s

The New York Times, “A Hotter Future Is Certain, Climate Panel Warns. But How Hot Is Up to Us.” (2021).

1M

The number of plant and animal species at risk of extinction around the world today

CAP, “How Much Nature Should America Keep?” (2019).

What You Can Do

Featured work

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The Greatest Tax Scam Podcast
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The Greatest Tax Scam

This week, Michele and Igor sit down with Helaine Olen, author and contributor to the Washington Post's Plumline blog, to discuss the congressional GOP tax bill.

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‘The President Stole Your Land’ Podcast
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‘The President Stole Your Land’

This week, Michele and Igor sit down with CAP Senior Fellow Matt Lee-Ashley and Patagonia's director of philosophy, Vincent Stanley, to discuss President Trump's recent cuts to Utah monuments.

Michele L. Jawando, Igor Volsky, Sally Tucker, 1 More Rachel Rosen

Meet the 1 Percenter Who Wants to Pay More Taxes Podcast

Meet the 1 Percenter Who Wants to Pay More Taxes

Michele and Igor sit down with CAP Senior Fellow Seth Hanlon and entrepreneur and 1 percenter Nick Hanauer to talk about the Republican tax plan and trickle-down economics.

Michele L. Jawando, Igor Volsky, Sally Tucker, 1 More Rachel Rosen

Jeff Flake, #MeToo, and a Strong, Steady Voice Against the Trump Agenda Podcast

Jeff Flake, #MeToo, and a Strong, Steady Voice Against the Trump Agenda

Michele and Igor sit down with Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) to discuss #MeToo, the viral hashtag that serves as a rallying cry against sexual misconduct and assault; her meeting with Ivanka Trump; and Administrator Scott Pruitt’s dangerous decisions at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Michele L. Jawando, Igor Volsky, Sally Tucker, 1 More Rachel Rosen

Thinking CAP: Hillary Clinton Podcast

Thinking CAP: Hillary Clinton

This week, Michele and Igor speak with former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton following the release of her new book.

Michele L. Jawando, Igor Volsky, Sally Tucker, 1 More Rachel Rosen

The Latest Threat to Working Families Podcast

The Latest Threat to Working Families

Michele and Igor speak with Rep. DeLauro and Harry Stein, director of fiscal policy at CAP, about the House Republicans' budget and what the American people really need economically.

Michele L. Jawando, Igor Volsky, Harry Stein, 2 More Sally Tucker, Rachel Rosen

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