Third Way and EDF Talk Policy & Innovation at Climate Week NYC

Last week was Climate Week NYC, and Third Way and the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) came together to host speakers from across the country in a conversation on how thoughtful public policy can be a catalyst to empower climate innovation. The event, Meeting the Moment, featured speakers including: Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin Mandela Barnes; Board Member of the National InterTribal Energy Council, Chris Deschene; the Executive Director of BlueGreen Alliance, Jason Walsh; and  President of JLW Advising and Senior Fellow at Information Technology & Innovation Foundation, Jetta Wong.

 

Together, they discussed how when it comes to climate action, there is no one-size-fits-all policy and that to optimize innovation policy, it will take governments, states, and communities working together. They emphasized that ownership of innovation and keeping resources flowing in the communities that produce them will be key to sustaining climate action while ensuring equity. “We are in a make-or-break moment,” said Walsh. “We have the ability to pass climate-forward, pro-worker, pro-community budget legislation…This is it.”

 

You can learn more about how the nation can take advantage of its climate innovation potential by watching the Third Way and EDF’s full panel.

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