The fossil fuels that power our economy today are jeopardizing our future. That poses a significant challenge for the incoming Biden administration, eager as it is to both stimulate economic growth and embrace environmental policies that counter climate change. Over the past year, New America’s Resource Security team and ASU’s Ten Across initiative have been talking with the people around the country who confront this challenge on a daily basis, from city managers to business executives to federal officials. They’ve been gathering up their stories about what works, and what doesn’t, when it comes to addressing long-term existential threats, without harming today’s economy.
How can their experiences inform the Biden administration’s agenda? Join us for a discussion of what we’ve learned from across America’s Sun Belt about protecting America’s present and future, without having to choose between the two.