Elizabeth Sawin

Elizabeth Sawin is the co-director of Climate Interactive,  a US think-tank that applies systems analysis and computer simulation to climate change.

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Tuesday, June 06, 2017
Want to See US Climate Progress? Support City and State Leaders and the Grassroots Groups Who Hold Them Accountable
Less than a week after President Trump announced the United States’ withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement, cities and states across the US have adopted the goals of the agreement as their own. Supporting those cities and states (and the grassroots coalitions that hold them accountable)...
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Friday, January 29, 2016
We Failed in Flint. Here’s How to Avoid Making the Same Mistakes in Climate Policy
The same four mistakes that led to tragedy in Flint are repeated in other cities and, dangerously, in the realm of global climate policy. To create a just and sustainable world we must learn to recognize and rectify each of them. Mistake #1 - Breaking the feedback loops between those who make...
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Wednesday, December 16, 2015
60% of Emissions Reductions Pledged in Paris Were Inspired by Pursuit of Benefits In Health, Well-Being Or Social Justice
When French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius announced the signing of the Paris Climate Agreement, the results were clear. As it stands, the Paris agreement is insufficient to meet climate goals, but it does create a process for countries to make progressively stronger commitments to climate action...
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