Navigating the Presidential Candidates’ Climate Plans
March 2, 2020
Antioch University Environmental Studies graduate students have assessed all U.S. presidential candidates’ climate plans against 20 benchmarks, including priorities ranging from modernizing the transportation sector, to ending subsidies for fossil fuel companies, to holding the fossil fuel industry financially accountable. Their research findings are summarized in a table as a tool for voters to see how their favorite candidate measures up against the climate crisis.
On Monday, March 2, noon-1pm, Eastern, we discussed the top candidates’ positions on the following benchmarks:
- Low and no-carbon energy production
- Best practices for agriculture
- Natural ecosystem restoration
- Minimizing carbon emissions in current and future infrastructure improvements
- Funding for climate research
- Environmental/Climate Justice issues
This webinar explored what policies need to be emphasized, and what support needs to be leveraged, to strengthen our greater collective capacity to effectively respond to the growing challenges of the present climate crisis.
Presenters: Caitlyn Hatzell and Sara Lobdell