Politics & Policy

Not just talk: policy leads to law which leads to action, but the politics behind going green are complicated.

Future 500
There’s no denying that climate is a polarizing political issue. Here are 10 ideas on how environmentalists can beat the power brokers and save the planet.

Earthlife Africa Johannesburg director Makoma Lekalakala speaks at the Madrid U.N. Climate Change Conference in December 2019. (Photo courtesy of Earthlife Africa Johannesburg)

The George Washington University
In South Africa, a country with the world's largest wealth disparity, poor communities face daily environmental threats. Find out how environmental justice activists are chipping away at this inequality through grassroots efforts.

(alexstrachan/Pixabay)

Assistant Editor, Planet Forward
The Elephant Ivory and Rhinoceros Horn Prohibition Act, first proposed in 2015, was passed after a push from investigative work and grassroots organizing.

In a time before stay-at-home orders, crowds gathered for D.C.'s global climate strike in September 2019 (Image by Victoria Middleton).

Planet Forward Correspondent | University of Wisconsin-Madison
Even during a global pandemic, youth climate activists engaged people across the world during Earth Day Live, a three-day, virtual mobilization to stop the climate emergency.

(Deepti Bansal Gage/George Washington University)

Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | GW Law School
Environmentalism is a relatively recent concept in the Western world, creating challenges when confronting our growing environmental issues. Looking to other, non-western cultures and leaders, may help develop enduring solutions.
Assistant Editor, Planet Forward
In 2019, a Humane Society investigator claimed Georgetown’s L’Enfant Gallery displayed the “most elaborate and expensive” ivory pieces he had seen in years of investigating ivory sales across the country.
SUNY Plattsburgh
In this episode of our special late-night show, we were joined by the Green Party presidential candidate Howie Hawkins! 
Planet Forward Correspondent | University of Mississippi
Planet Forward founder Frank Sesno shares what motivated him to transition from CNN stalwart to champion and educator of the next generation of environmental storytellers.
Planet Forward Correspondent | University of Arizona
The border wall threatens over 100 endangered species; can activists unite and stop its construction in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument?

(Wikimedia Commons)

Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | Franklin & Marshall College
Bhutan, a small nation located in the Himalayan mountains, offset its carbon emissions more than what it produces (AKA carbon negativity) because of four key policy decisions.

Pages