The Climate and Energy Program is focused on laying the groundwork for ambitious federal climate policy driven by science, justice, and climate equity. We build political power for climate action from the ground up and promote new models of renewable energy production that support energy democracy. Our intersectional program of work seeks to advance economic and racial justice, and includes campaigns at the national level as well as in North Carolina and Memphis, Tennessee. Our approach is rooted in a position of solidarity domestically and internationally.
Our climate and energy work strives to: (1) ground our advocacy in the need for a rapid managed decline of the supply of fossil fuels to hold global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius; (2) center environmental justice, climate equity, and human and civil rights and protections of Black, Brown, Indigenous, low-wealth, immigrant, and other marginalized communities; and (3) support the right to dignified livelihoods for workers and their families, including a fossil fuel-free Just Transition for workers and communities currently dependent on the fossil fuel economy.
The urgency of the climate crisis demands a wholesale reorganization of our economy along the principles of equity and justice. But that urgency cannot become an excuse to funnel public resources to dubious corporate schemes that threaten communities and the environment. The Climate Campaigner will help to design and implement strategic campaigns at the federal level to oppose subsidies and other forms of government support for false solutions to the climate crisis, amplify voices of affected communities, and increase local and democratic control of our energy system. False solutions include biomass, biogas, carbon trading, nuclear energy, carbon capture and sequestration, and geoengineering.
Friends of the Earth is an equal opportunity employer who encourages applications from women, people of color and other members of underrepresented groups who will contribute to the diversity of its staff.
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