Feasta intern Elsa Cuenca-Rubio writes that "although California climate policies have good intentions, to be truly sustainable, they need to support minority and disproportionately impacted communities, while also combating climate change."
Feasta is joining with Equal Right and five other NGOs on three continents to launch this initiative for a fair and global fossil fuel phase-out.
'On his recent visit to Ireland, President Biden said he felt like he was “home.” By giving a speech like President Higgins just gave, and setting up an Ecological Monetary Reform Study Committee, he could prove it,' writes Mike Sandler.
"Environmental Justice advocates argue that current carbon pricing programs place undue burdens of combustion-related diseases on low-income communities and communities of color, and this is true," writes Brent Ranalli, who goes on to propose some potential solutions.
"As the Vatican learned with Galileo, the truth has a way of resurfacing. Be on the lookout for debt-free, interest-free money, coming soon to a country-needlessly-plunged-into-recession-by-austerity near you," writes Mike Sandler.
"The creation of a Loss and Damage Fund (although with no actual funding in it yet) may provide some needed relief to impacted countries. But it does not address the cause, an economic system dependent on fossil fuel combustion and driven by an infinite-economic-growth mindset and institutions", writes Mike Sandler.