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Apr 15, 2021
Sarah Smith's op-ed in The Hill urges the Biden administration to adopt strong methane standards in the United States' new Nationally Determined Contribution under the Paris Agreement.Read more >
Apr 13, 2021
On March 19, 2021, practitioners in the field of environmental conflict resolution & stakeholder engagement at the Consensus Building Institute (CBI), including Switzer Fellow Ekow Edzie, hosted a webinar for Switzer Network Fellows to share best practices and lessons learned about breakthrough...Read more >
Apr 13, 2021
Jessica Davenport's opinion article in the San Francisco Estuary News highlights the importance of equitable access to nature and community engagement in conservation in the Bay Area.Read more >
Apr 7, 2021
I am pleased to introduce Cora Preston as the new Network Manager for the Robert and Patricia Switzer Foundation. The Network Manager position is intended to cultivate Switzer Fellows’ engagement as participants, contributors, and leaders of the Switzer Network, by sustaining high-quality...Read more >
Mar 19, 2021
We have completed our search for the newly reimagined role of Network Manager within the foundation. We look forward to introducing you to our new colleague soon! In the meantime, we are writing to share about the best practices for equitable recruiting that we employed in our search process.Read more >
Mar 10, 2021
Brian Bowen has joined Volta Charging as a Director. He writes, "Electric vehicles are essential to tackling the climate crisis, and it’s an absolutely critical time for EV infrastructure. Volta’s brand-supported charging model helps to ensure that charging stations are conveniently located, highly...Read more >
Mar 6, 2021
Kartikeya Singh recently wrote a commentary pieces for the Center for Strategic & International Studies' website called "Agenda for India's Green Recovery" in which he argues elements of India's fiscal policies coupled with cooperation of states can be leveraged to ensure India’s continued economic growth also supports its ecological security.Read more >
Feb 10, 2021
A week before the inauguration of the Biden-Harris administration, the Robert & Patricia Switzer Foundation invited the Climate Solutions Collaborative (C2C) of Confluence Philanthropy and the Rainforest Action Network to present a webinar on decarbonizing bank lending to the Switzer and Confluence members.Read more >
Jan 25, 2021
President Biden has an ambitious climate change and energy plan to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. Yet, his agenda offers little on how to prepare for climate impacts, even after wildfires ravaged the West Coast, a record number of hurricanes churned in the Atlantic, and early freezes and drought devastated crops in 2020. Alongside societal decarbonization, we must simultaneously plan for an already changing climate. The Biden administration should develop a national adaptation strategy that prepares us for accelerating climate impacts, steers market and local responses, and promotes justice, writes Linda Shi in The Hill.Read more >
Jan 6, 2021
Monika Shankar received a Field Fellowship for Environmental Justice from the UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation. The fellowship provides mentorship opportunities and financial support for UCLA students working with civic leaders. Through these real-world projects, students are learning from and...Read more >

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