At FCNL we believe that climate disruption is real and results primarily from human-caused emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG). Responsible use and
right sharing of the world’s natural resources are crucial to human survival and welfare. If the U.S. were to put a price on carbon emissions, it would not be the first to do so. Other countries that have successfully
enacted carbon pricing systems have seen their GHG emissions drop.
Countries involved in the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme saw an 8 percent drop in their GHG emissions over five years. Canada is set to impose a national carbon price this year. China is considering pricing its emissions.
Read the rest of this article, and the full Washington Newsletter for July 2018, below.
Background Reversing Environmental Injustice in Puerto Rico
Scientists say that the intensity of hurricanes has been increasing due to rising global temperatures. As the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season starts, this is ill news for Puerto Rico and other Caribbean countries that are still trying to recover from the devastation of last year’s Hurricane Maria.
Background Change Through Comics
Joey Hartmann-Dow spent her spring residency as a Friend in Washington creating a comic book. However, Seeks is not an ordinary comic book.
Background Advocating for Climate Change Action
Since 2015, FCNL’s Advocacy Corps has connected young, local activists with their members of Congress. This annual program helps youth to develop their skills to become effective social justice advocates.
Background A Quiet But Bustling Place on Capitol Hill
Quaker Welcome Center
Last October, FCNL opened the Quaker Welcome Center (QWC) in an adjoining townhouse. Completely renovated as a green building, the center is a cozy event space for dialogue and the promotion of peace, justice, and environmental sustainability. It is a place where we train advocates and offer a time for silent reflection.
Background The Power of Persistent Advocacy
Question & Answer with Scott Greenler
Scott Greenler has been involved in several FCNL young adult programs focused on addressing climate change, including Spring Lobby Weekend, Advocacy Corps, and as a Young Fellow. Throughout these programs, he focused on climate change. In this Q&A, he shares about his experiences advocating for environmental justice with FCNL.