Climate Change… Politics…. Public Health.. Economy..
creativity and collaboration have never been more important.
It’s Time for Rapid Action!
The science is in about the climate crisis and the ways out. We need “rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented change” starting now, through at least 2030, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Project Drawdown identifies the top 100 climate solutions by impact and return on investment, providing an action manual that has been called a “100 point jobs program.” Research has also outlined a road map for cutting emissions in half every ten years. Only with that kind of focused action will we keep our planet livable. An international consensus building project – Mission 2020– has distilled the work to be done into six critical areas: energy, transportation, land use, infrastructure, industry and investment. There is an emerging “solutions culture” and movement that is rapidly creating tools and partnerships through such organizations as the Years Project and Catching Carbon New York’s Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act is an invitation to creative response for us all. The Hudson Valley is unique for its levels of organization among environmental and economic innovators. Sustainable Hudson Valley’s vision is to engage these networks in a “just do it” spirit to scale up climate solutions here — and share lessons learned everywhere.