Center for Progressive Reform Member Scholar and University of Minnesota law professor Alexandra Klass talks with host Rob Verchick to connect the dots among public lands, energy resources, and climate change. They discuss how land use makes powering our societies possible and the role of the federal government in developing renewable energy resources.
Sharan Burrow of the International Trade Union Confederation discusses the importance of community involvement in policymaking, the need for a just transition away from a reliance on fossil fuels, the role of corporate and federal transparency in encouraging the confidence of workers and unions, and the feasibility of the Green New Deal.
Shalini Vajjhala of re:focus partners talks about the meaning of resilience, considers the impacts of environmental disaster on city infrastructure, and explores how communities can take proactive approaches to achieving long-term change.
CPR's Sid Shapiro and Katie Tracy discuss the challenges climate change poses for workers, now and in the future.
Rob Verchick talks with CPR Member Scholar Laurie Ristino of Vermont Law School about the connections between climate change, food security, and policymaking tools like the Farm Bill that could be better used to promote sustainable agricultural practices.