Full Title: How to Talk About the Clean Energy Transition with Black Americans and Latino Communities
Author(s): Jared DeWese, Mary Sagatelova
Publisher(s): Third Way
Publication Date: January 12, 2022
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Black and Latino communities exist on the frontlines of climate change, exacerbating the daily inequities these communities face. While an overwhelming majority (64%) of Black and Latino community members have personally experienced the impacts of climate change and agree that a clean energy transition would be beneficial, more salient crises like jobs, the economy, and COVID-19 take the forefront, putting climate action on the backburner. Policymakers, advocates, and communicators have a unique opportunity to improve communication and better link climate change and the clean energy transition with other more pertinent issues.
To guide this, Third Way has created a blueprint outlining key recommendations supported by our recent polling in partnership with GBAO, WEACT, and Green Latinos.