ECA is proud to have supported and participated in the development of the Vision for Equitable Climate Action (VECA) and we are excited to share it with our members. The Vision for Equitable Climate Action (VECA) is a roadmap for how we can prevent the worst of global warming, in ways that will make communities safer, families more secure, our economy more stable, our environment healthier and more sustainable, and our country more just and equitable. From clean energy to agriculture, from transportation to healthcare, VECA shows that taking on the climate crisis with the urgency and ambition that is needed can be done in ways that benefit us all. This agenda was created over the course of a year, by a diverse team of 176 people from 106 organizations, including ECA. Through that, VECA shows that people throughout the country can come together, share their knowledge and experience, and create a broad and comprehensive plan of action. Expanding on the vision of the Green New Deal, VECA provides critical policy targets centered in equity and justice that, if implemented, will allow us to dramatically reduce greenhouse gases in our atmosphere.
For additional information and details visit www.equitableclimateaction.org
More about the process:
The United States Climate Action Network (USCAN), a network of more than 175 organizations across the nation, embarked on a yearlong process of intentional consensus-building to craft a detailed set of policy recommendations to address the climate crisis with urgency, equity, and justice. The document development team included 175 people from 106 of USCAN’s member organizations, including Elders Climate Action. The Vision for Equitable Climate Action (VECA) that we developed represents a broad agreement across the climate movement offering ambitious, achievable and specific actions to achieve the targets set by the International Panel on Climate Change — zero CO2 emissions by 2050 and half that reduction by 2030 — while including voices that are frequently missing from the climate movement—those who are most impacted by the climate emergency but often not heard.