New Climate Action Report Offers Blueprint for Nation’s Response
American climate policy lacks a broad, durable commitment to accelerate the pace of action. A new report from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Forging Climate Solutions: How to Accelerate Action Across America is a blueprint for the nation’s response. The Commission on Accelerating Climate Action was formed in 2021 and embodies the Academy’s commitment to identify obstacles impeding climate action while charting a course to expedite climate mitigation and adaptation.
This Commission is one of the most diverse groups to address climate issues, with expertise spanning the arts, faith communities, environmental justice, youth activism, the natural and social sciences, Indigenous people and Indigenous knowledge, public health, and urban design. Dr. Linda Rudolph, principal investigator with the Public Health Institute, joined 30 other Commission members throughout the nation who helped to inform climate change strategies and recommendations for the Climate Action Report.
The report offers five strategies and 21 recommendations for articulating a whole-of-society commitment to climate change. These include prioritizing equity, fairness, and justice in climate action, engaging and educating, mobilizing investments, deploying strategic mitigation, and ensuring adaptation everywhere.
On Oct. 24, 2023, the American Academy of Arts & Sciences celebrated the launch of the new report from the Commission on Accelerating Climate Action, Forging Climate Solutions: How to Accelerate Action Across America. The report calls for a coordinated, cross-sector effort to combat climate change with five strategies and 21 recommendations rooted in justice, pragmatism, and accountability.
Watch the video below of the launch and recommendations from the Climate Action Report.