Coalitions of community partners can enhance municipal capacity for equitable climate action by including a diverse set of perspectives, being responsive to community needs and garnering support for implementation. This knowledge-exchange explores actionable and practical steps for how CUSP members and partners can build coalitions in their own communities.
Coalition Building for Equitable Clean Energy Program Design
This knowledge-exchange was convened for CUSP for its Local Clean Energy Access Program (LEAP). The conversation led by Julie Curtis from Cadmus
- provides background and overview of centering equity in clean energy programming,
- describes practical strategies and steps for building coalitions for success, and
- dives deeper into a case study of an equitable clean energy coalition from Vermont, USA
- engages in a discussion of coalition building in the Canadian municipal context.