Climate Action is coming...
The Earth's climate is changing rapidly, and its effects are being felt by more and more people every season. We've all known for decades what needs to be done to slow or even reverse climate change. But we're not taking action at the speed or scale needed to avoid its most disastrous consequences. At the current rate, even the most watered-down global goals will never be reached.
There is still hope!
Over the past decade, scientists and advocates have identified a range of "pathways" for reaching global climate goals. Even last year’s IPCC report — which was the subject of so much discouraging news reporting — laid out evidence that feasible pathways for keeping warming below 1.5°C do exist, and others think even more ambitious pathways might be possible.
The problem is that the world is not on those pathways today. So the question is: what are the pathways to get onto those pathways?
The Climate Action Initiative
The Foundation for Inclusion is launching an initiative focused exclusively on finding these "pathways to the pathways." We are starting with existing pathways to climate repair that have already been identified for different countries, industries, and society as a whole. To determine how to move the world from the wrong path we're on today toward the right paths to a livable future, the Climate Action Initiative is partnering with a wide range of stakeholders to:
- Map the specific actions that specific entities will need to take in order to meet the emissions and sequestration targets of the most desirable pathways.
- Identify the specific factors that would need to be influenced to get those entities to take those actions.
- Work with and empower the organizations and individuals best positioned to influence those factors and those entities.
We are already working with industry in some sectors to help producers navigate the tradeoffs required to achieve emissions and sequestration targets while also meeting the needs of growing populations for food, fiber, energy, infrastructure, transportation, and other consumer goods. (We are currently seeking partners in the fisheries, transportation, and energy sectors.)
The Climate Action Model
Our work draws from scientific research on psychosocial, socioeconomic, sociopolitical, and other factors that contribute to behaviors that affect emissions and sequestration. We are already using that research to build simulation models of decisionmaking by producers and investors so we can forecast the effectiveness of different engagement strategies. We plan to expand our modeling efforts to include factors that influence consumer behavior in different population segments as well.
Join us today!
As we continue our work, we will build tools to make these insights easily accessible so advocates and funders can decide how their own research, financing, messaging, and engagement can be focused most effectively. Some of these tools are being prototyped right now, and we need your support to complete them this year. Contact us with your best ideas to help us expand our network of funding, outreach, and data partners.
Climate inaction is unacceptable and unsustainable. Let's take action together—today.