Partnership Project

For The Climate Advocacy Lab And Methane Partners Campaign

  • Amount
    $700,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    11/8/2017
  • Term
    12 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Program
Overview
The Partnership Project will use Hewlett funding to support two programs: the Climate Advocacy Lab and the Methane Partners Campaign. The Climate Advocacy Lab helps climate and clean energy advocates run more effective campaigns by providing support for polling, data analytics, social science expertise, experimentation, and other tools. The Lab makes research and experimentation results available to its nearly 2,000 member groups though an online platform. The Methane Partners Campaign is a coordinated effort by many state and national organizations to defend and implement — and eventually strengthen — regulations to reduce methane emissions from oil and gas drilling. The Campaign is working to preserve EPA authority to regulate methane, defend strong rules that limit methane emissions from new oil and gas production sites, and build support for reducing methane emissions among state and federal decision makers.
About the Grantee
Address
PO Box 65826, Washington, DC, 20035, United States
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)

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