february, 2021

17feb3:00 pm4:00 pmLeading Locally: How local governments can phase out fossil fuels in New York State

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Leading LocallyHow local governments can phase out fossil fuels in New York State Feb. 17, 2021 at 3 pm ET Register here or at bit.ly/localsleadny Description: Local governments — cities, towns, villages, and counties — have more power to stop new fossil fuel infrastructure and ramp down fossil fuel consumption than often realized. Most climate policy, from local climate action plans to the Paris Treaty, fails to name fossil fuels, and ignores the need to stop permitting new fossil fuel infrastructure. Local governments in New York are in a powerful position to act on this oversight, and to take essential action on protecting communities from gas and oil while implementing a clean energy transition.

From electrifying buildings and transportation, to halting new fossil fuel infrastructure, export facilities, and power plants, communities have broad powers to protect local health and safety, and help fight climate change. Join the webinar to explore Pace Law’s findings on what is possible across New York State and hear from elected officials about the policies they are championing. Hosted by Stand.earth and Elected Officials to Protect America – New York, and Pace Law. On March 3 the hosts will offer a second webinar for elected officials and staff. This workshop will build on the first webinar and go into more details that are specific to different jurisdictions.

Register here or at bit.ly/localsleadny  


(Wednesday) 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm



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