State Legislative Advocacy

This report was last updated in November 2020. It may no longer be accurate, both with respect to the evidence it presents and our assessment of the evidence. We may revise this report in the future, depending on our research capacity and research priorities. Questions and comments are welcome.


What role can state-level or regional policy change in the US play in addressing climate change, especially in the absence of national climate policy? What factors determine which approaches to state-level policy change are most promising? In this document, we share our team's thinking on state-level policy change, our next focus for recommendations. We also present the findings from our initial round of research on a short-list of climate activism organizations we identified through our own search and consultation with climate policy experts. We overview each organization's operations and accomplishments to date along with their organizational structure and finances, and we provide our reasoning on why we did or did not select each organization for further research in 2020.


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