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People-Centric Approaches to Climate Solutions

Expert BlogIndiaSameer Kwatra

Local climate action and people-centric approaches are critical to building on the ground capacities of communities vulnerable to the impacts of climate change.

Green Jobs for Gender Equality

Expert BlogIndiaSameer Kwatra
Guest blog by Akanksha Golchha Countries around the world affirmed their commitment to gender equality and empowering women as agents of change in the clean energy transition at the G20 Energy Transitions Ministers’ Meeting in Goa, India. While India’s focus…

RGGI States Learning and Sharing On Climate and Equity

Expert BlogEast, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, VirginiaJackson Morris

A new report finds that the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative delivers on jobs, emissions reduction, and economic benefits—and provides a framework to address equity in the future.

Equitable Building Decarbonization Across the Country: 2022

Expert BlogCalifornia, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, OregonCaroline Keicher, Joe O'Brien-Applegate
Policies and programs aimed at new construction and existing buildings continue to gain traction as communities and elected officials realize the feasibility and benefits of ambitious and equity-centered action.

Celebrating Mid-Atlantic and Southeast Food Matters Cohorts

Expert BlogBaltimore, Jersey City, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Washington, D.C.Madeline Keating, Darby Hoover
This month, we mark the successful completion of our two-year partnerships with the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast cohorts. Our work with Great Lakes cities will continue in 2023.

Implementing Women-Led Clean Energy Solutions in India

Expert BlogIndiaSameer Kwatra

This week, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Association of Renewable Energy Agencies of States (AREAS), NRDC, and Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA), organized a workshop on Policy and Intervention for Women in Renewable Energy. The aim was to…

Women in Action for Clean Technology Adoption

Expert BlogIndiaSameer Kwatra
Climate solutions in India's villages can improve livelihoods and bring transformative social change, emphasized women-leaders in a two-day event organized by NRDC, Self-Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) and partners.

Highlighting Women-Led Clean Energy Solutions in India

Expert BlogIndiaSameer Kwatra
Empowering rural women, who are often engaged in agricultural and entrepreneurial activities, in clean energy generation at the village level can improve energy access—and livelihoods.

Women in the Climate Debate – India Focus

Expert BlogIndiaAnjali Jaiswal
The powerful relationship between women and climate change came into focus during a conversation with Reemaben Nanavaty, the head of Self-Employed Women’s Association.

EPA: It’s Time to Act. We need Clean Trucks Now

Expert BlogUnited States, California, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Oregon, WashingtonPatricio Portillo, Heather Kryczka
Cutting tailpipe emissions and moving to zero emission vehicles can eliminate the diesel fumes causing childhood asthma, emergency room visits, and loss of life.

New Jersey Enacts Groundbreaking Neonic Legislation

Expert BlogNew JerseyLucas Rhoads
New Jersey has enacted legislation that significantly curtails use of neonicotinoid pesticides, or "neonics," insect-killers that are a leading cause of mass bee losses, contribute to declines in birds and other wildlife, and pose risks to human health.

Clean Trucks Rules Are NJ’s First Step

Expert BlogNew JerseyKathy Harris, Patricio Portillo
By adopting the Advanced Clean Trucks (ACT) rule—which requires an increasing number of zero-emission truck sales each year in the state—New Jersey took a major step to reduce harmful air pollution.