Washington’s Leadership in the Global Climate Movement: A roundtable discussion with Stand.earth leadership and partners

People, movements, and politicians across Washington have been able to pass landmark policies that benefit local communities, as well as inspire other regions to follow suit. From Seattle’s commercial energy codes, to Whatcom County’s first-ever ban on new fossil fuel infrastructure, to the statewide Climate Commitment Act, Washington continues to set an example and show leadership for how progressive climate policies can support a thriving region.

In November 2023, Washington State Representative and Stand.earth Climate Policy Advisor Alex Ramel, moderated a panel at Town Hall Seattle on “Washington’s Leadership in the Global Climate Movement” with activists and experts who are supporting diverse communities to build a shared, climate-safe future, including:

  • Todd Paglia, Executive Director, Stand.earth
  • Teresa Taylor, Economic Development Project Manager, Lummi Indian Business Council 
  • Nicole Grant, Director of Government Affairs, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 46 in Seattle

We invite you to listen in as the panelists take stock of successes in the state and determine the most impactful and equitable pathways forward: Who is leading real climate progress in the state, what is the impact of Washington’s leadership in the global climate movement, and how can we support local communities in climate action that leaves no one in our state behind? 

Visit Town Hall Seattle’s podcast page to listen to the conversation through your platform of choice.