CCL to host virtual climate conference on Dec. 3-4

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CCL to host virtual climate conference on Dec. 3-4

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 21, 2022 — With the recent midterm elections resulting in a divided Congress next year, Citizens’ Climate Lobby’s bipartisan approach will be critical in moving climate solutions forward. CCL’s volunteers will gather for a virtual conference early in December to prepare for the advocacy work that lies ahead.

Who: Citizens’ Climate Lobby volunteers from around the country will attend and learn from:

  • Carlos Curbelo, Principal of Vocero LLC and former U.S. Representative (R-FL)
  • Sen. Tina Smith (D-MN) and Rep. Paul Tonko (D-NY20)
  • Madeleine Para, Executive Director, Citizens’ Climate Lobby/Citizens’ Climate Education
  • Members of CCL’s legislative and research staff

When: Dec. 3-4

Where: Online. Attendees and members of the media can register for the event here.

Why: CCL pushed hard this year for major climate action, and Congress responded with the biggest climate bill ever — the Inflation Reduction Act. With this conference, we’re gearing up to push for additional policies that will reduce emissions with the speed needed to secure a stable climate. We continue to advocate for carbon pricing as the fastest way to get to our climate goals, along with a suite of climate policies that build the clean energy economy and harness the power of nature. We’ll explore the results of the midterm election and what that means for CCL’s policy and outreach strategies in the push for even more climate action in the new Congress. Plus, attendees will learn what actions they can take in their local communities to move us forward.

“Our volunteers are eager to lay the groundwork for strong climate action in the 118th Congress,” said Madeleine Para, CCL Executive Director. “Our relentless advocacy helped secure some major climate policy wins this year — our lawmakers should build on those wins.”

Following the conference, CCL volunteers will hold virtual lobby meetings with congressional offices across the country to urge for climate solutions that could be enacted in the lame-duck session of Congress. Those solutions include the Growing Climate Solutions Act, which would help farmers to be rewarded for climate-smart practices, and the RISEE Act, which would incentivize offshore wind energy and provide funding to help coastal communities threatened by climate change. 

CONTACT: Steve Valk, CCL Communications Specialist, 404-769-7461,