Help Our Congress Understand Energy and Climate

by Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI)
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Summary

Keep the momentum going for climate action in the U.S. after the Paris climate agreement! We need to continue action in the U.S. Congress has a huge impact on the health and safety of people affected by climate change impacts and extreme weather. You can help us continue to engage with Congress to help move us forward on climate and clean energy when you give today!
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Challenge

Congress makes decisions that affect our energy, natural resource, and climate policies--with limited federal dollars and time--and new staff all the time. National policy supporting clean, renewable energy, will lead to less burning of dirty carbon-based fuels, saving lives and reducing the already evident impacts of climate change.

Solution

EESI organizes well-regarded briefings that will continue to inform Congress and the policy community on key energy and climate issues. The briefings explain the many impacts of climatic shifts already here, highlighting the devastating impacts on human health, and animal and plant life. We are focusing on policy solutions for resilient communities, based on clean energy. EESI is highly respected within Congress for providing compelling stories and timely facts.

Long-Term Impact

Climate change affects every living thing on the planet. The US Congress plays a pivotal role in the effectiveness of the global response to climate change. Policies that reduce emissions, improve the quality of the air we breathe and water we drink, or move us to clean renewable energy, will save uncountable people from famine, disease, flooding, and fire. Hurricane Sandy, just one extreme event, was responsible for at least 125 deaths and $75 billion in damages in the US alone.

Resources

http:/​/​www.eesi.org
Climate Change News - Weekly for Congress, Public
10 questions and answers for EESI
Health & Climate Impacts of Black Carbon Emissions
World Health Organization, Climate Change & Health

Organization Information

Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI)

Location: Washington, DC - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.eesi.org
Project Leader:
Carol Werner
Executive Director, EESI
Washington, DC United States

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