The EPA issued a draft regulation to limit carbon pollution from existing power plants. This regulation presents the single best policy opportunity to reduce heat-trapping gases this decade. If designed well and implemented on schedule, the rule and accompanying state plans will reduce power-sector global warming emissions 25 percent by 2020. The Partnership Project hosts a coordinated coalition of national environmental groups and others to conduct strategic, coordinated communications and organizing activities to defend EPA’s authority to issue such rules, and to ensure that the power plant rule is effective and on schedule. Since approval of this grant and other EPA rule oriented grants reported in the docket, EPA released the draft regulation described above. This is an important step in the process of securing a strong final regulation that will cut electric sector GHG emissions by 30% by 2030.
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Grants to this Grantee
for the Climate Advocacy Lab
The Climate Advocacy Lab is a pioneer in “evidence-based advocacy,” serving as a hub for coordination, collaboration, and best practices on translating public support for climate change into action, including through digital training services and communications and the use of psychology, sociology, and other social sciences to change motivations and attitudes. While the lab shares best practices in a number of different areas of advocacy, it excels in the climate communications space. The lab also serves as an important hub for collaboration between different organizations and communications shops. (Substrategy: U.S. National Policy)
for the Climate Action Campaign
The EPA is in the midst of a critical Clean Air Act rule-making cycle that will substantially reduce global warming and other pollutants. Requirements for more fuel-efficient cars and less mercury from power plant smokestacks were adopted in 2011. The first-ever rule to limit global warming emissions from new power plants was introduced in 2012 and new rules to regulate CO2 in existing power plants are expected in 2013. Because the rules are driving a shift away from coal and toward a clean-energy economy in the United States, it’s critical that health, environmental, and other advocates rally to defend these rules from the intense attack they are under from the industries affected by the rules. This grant would fund a coalition of national and state groups to conduct strategic, coordinated communications and organize activities to defend existing rules and create a policy environment in which the EPA can continue creating new rules.
for the Next 100 Coalition
The Next 100 Coalition, a project of the Partnership Project, develops conservation strategies and solutions that center Black, Indigenous, and People of Color communities. The coalition serves as a convener of organizations and builds authentic relationships among people of color in the conservation field, working toward an inclusive vision for conservation and stewardship in America. (Substrategies: Advance Conservation Protections and Build the Conditions for Enduring Conservation)