Public support for climate action is growing, particularly in the Midwest and Sunbelt. However, many interest groups are concerned that climate policy could hurt them economically or not include and benefit them. These constituencies, and the policymakers who represent them, could hold the key to enacting ambitious and equitable climate policies. This grant supports two projects: The first will engage companies to build support for robust climate action, clarifying the economic opportunities associated with decarbonization. The second will engage leaders, experts, and advocates of color in climate policy development. (Substrategy: U.S. National Policy)
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for the climate and energy program's work on economic rescue and recovery
This grant supports a coordinated campaign across five groups (Third Way Institute, BlueGreen Alliance Foundation, National Wildlife Federation, Breakthrough Institute, and the Bipartisan Policy Center) to bring focus to ideas to help transition the U.S. economy towards net-zero emissions in an equitable, worker-friendly way, using the window presented by the response to the deepening recession caused by the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic to heighten awareness. (Substrategy: U.S. National Policy)
for increasing union engagement in federal clean energy standard (CES) discussions
This grant will support a stakeholder dialogue between climate advocates and key industrial labor unions to develop consensus policies around clean electricity. Further, the grant will support research, analysis, and convenings around clean energy policy, the economic transition away from high-emitting sources of electricity, and opportunities for workers and communities in the new clean energy economy.
for general operating support
Third Way Institute supports charitable and educational activities that advance moderate solutions to major economic, national security, energy and social policy issues. It tries to create space in the political center by providing thought leaders with policy ideas and political strategies that represent Americans in the middle.