Without fast and targeted action, we could face a “Main Street bloodbath that...will very soon decimate local economies across the country for a long time,” warn New Localism Advisors’ Bruce Katz, Blueprint Local’s Ross Baird and The Governance Project’s Colin Higgins.
The world has just achieved what few thought was possible even a few months ago: distributed and concerted global action to make the kind of deep cuts in greenhouse gas emissions that are necessary to forestall the most cataclysmic effects of climate change.
A collective safety net, says Open Road's Maya Winkelstein, “will be our best chance at reducing the longer term economic effects on the sector hitting in fall, even after we are well past the public health moment.”
MCE's loan guarantee model leverages the credit of high net worth individuals and foundations to unlock capital for small and growing businesses.
"Farmers are at the front line of the climate crisis," says Planet FWD's Julia Collins.
Oil, says CarbonTracker’s Mike Coffin, “is in long-term structural decline.”
“What does it mean to be friends and family to one another, in a way that is rooted in trust?” asks Runway Project's Jessica Norwood. “What was made visible for us by the coronavirus is we are all so interconnected, and the investment has to feel that way.”