3 Ways Climate Fights Are Being Won at the Local Level
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These are just a few of the lessons we found in our examination of the strategies and tactics at work in these campaigns. But the overarching lesson was this one: The struggle to win action on climate change is not just one global battle but many, many smaller ones. The governments of the world are never going to surrender some portion of their national sovereignty (on energy policy, for example) to a binding global agreement. The struggles to win real political action on climate will remain at the national and local level.
What climate action needs most is strategic and wise campaigning in every corner of the world — citizens ready to take on the battles, together as neighbors, everywhere the fight must be fought. As we do so we can learn important lessons from one another’s work and take much-needed inspiration from one another’s victories.
The Democracy Center’s full set of climate campaign profiles can be read here.