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November 30, 2016
Amy Huva

Climate Works Australia is an NGO that generally produces research and reports modeling the implementation of low carbon pathways and how Australia can be successful in the post-carbon economy. However, after a meeting with UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres they realized there needs to be a wider conversation about a post-carbon world within communities and business audiences as well as among policy wonks and academics.

Their answer to this thorny question has been to develop an Australia-wide campaign called Generation Yes, which aims to start a national conversation about how Australia can achieve net zero emissions by 2050. Climate Access’ Amy Huva spoke with ClimateWorks’ Adam Majcher to delve deeper into their engagement and outreach strategy.

October 20, 2016
Amy Huva

The role of faith groups as voices in the climate conversation has been encouraging over the last few years. From the increased profile of Dr. Katharine Hayhoe as a leading trusted evangelical voice on climate to the work of Interfaith Power and Light chapters across the U.S. and the Pope’s moral leadership on climate, the moral religious call for climate action grows stronger.

September 21, 2016
Meredith Herr

The smell of wood smoke wafting into my house on a September afternoon should be a cozy and comforting aroma, however combined with the 101 degree heat, I knew the smoke wasn’t coming from a neighbor’s fireplace.

September 8, 2016
Amy Huva

In July, Climate Access’ Amy Huva had the opportunity to interview James Hoggan, founder of DeSmog Blog and the author of the new book on climate communications: I’m Right and You’re an Idiot: The toxic state of public discourse and how to clean it up.

August 26, 2016
Meredith Herr
Thousands of Louisianians were displaced last week when record-breaking rainfall led to catastrophic flooding in the region. As extreme weather events become more common due to climate disruption, there is a heightened need to prepare and protect communities most at risk. I connected with Rae Breaux, Lead Climate Justice Organizer with People’s Action, about how the flooding is disproportionately affecting low-income communities and communities of color, and how climate communicators can ensure equity is at the heart of engagement efforts.