2017 • 2 years
The U.S. Climate Action Network supports more than 150 U.S.-based civil society organizations that seek to influence local, national, and international climate policy development and implementation. The network is one of several regional affiliates with operations in over 90 countries that help promote government, private sector, and individual action to limit human-induced climate change to ecologically sustainable levels. Impacts of climate change are being felt disproportionately by poor and working class communities, and communities of color across the United States and globally. Equipping community-based organizations with a supportive peer network can help foster more effective education campaigns about climate change's impact and coordination with traditional environmental groups on advancing national climate policy. The award supports the Network's efforts to strengthen the capacity of community-based organizations across the United States to advocate for climate solutions.