Giving Compass' Take:

· The Skoll Foundation examines how states across the U.S. are raising the bar when it comes to climate action by  implementing new policies.

· What types of policies are states implementing to fight climate change? How can donors invest in clean energy to reduce carbon emissions?

· Read more about how US states are leading climate action.

The results of the 2018 midterm elections made it clear that American voters are ready for climate action. Across the country, we saw victories for many candidates who support bold climate and clean energy policies at both the federal and state levels. When these candidates took office in January, they turned their campaign promises into reality.

During the 2019 legislative sessions, we saw a suite of innovative and ambitious new policies to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, increase investments in renewable energy and clean transportation, and keep the U.S. on track to meet our commitment to the landmark Paris Agreement. This momentum toward a zero-carbon economy reflects leading climate scientists’ call to limit average global temperature rise to less than 1.5 degrees Celsius.

As the urgency for climate action grows, Ceres is mobilizing major companies through its Commit to Climate initiative to take steps to reduce their emissions while also calling for robust state policies. From Colorado to Nevada and from New York to Virginia, business leaders in the Ceres BICEP Network and beyond are urging policymakers to raise their ambitions and go further and faster to tackle climate change.

Read the full article about addressing climate change with ambition and innovation by Alli Gold Roberts at the Skoll Foundation.