Resources for local government leaders

 

If you're a local government leader who wants to phase out fossil fuels and fast-track clean energy infrastructure, this page is for you:

In this political age, the role local officials and staff play in protecting people and the planet is more important than ever. Whether you're interested in passing SAFE policies to protect public health, create good, green jobs or tackle the climate crisis (or all of the above), the SAFE movement is here to help. None of this is possible without people like you.

Here are some initial resources to help you build a safe future for your community:

We will be updating these resources regularly, so these are just a start.

WHAT IS A SAFE POLICY?

SAFE policies are being championed by local elected leaders and staff who are committed to climate action and protecting public health and safety from the risks of fossil fuels. They can include opposing new fossil fuel infrastructure, affirming a commitment to the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement and endorsing the complimentary Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty, committing to a future of electrification and renewable energy, and/or developing financial strategies to ensure that no one’s left behind. As a first step, local governments can pass resolutions that describe their intent to pass SAFE policies, explore fair financing structures, and propose policies to help them reach their climate action goals. 

We've organized SAFE policies into four categories (and on our map, you'll notice badges for different categories of SAFE policies, with bronze, silver and gold levels depending on the number of policies a community has passed):

    

You can read more details about what makes a SAFE policy here, along with stories from communities leading the way.

GET IN TOUCH

If you have any further questions or thoughts, please feel free to drop us a line at SAFE@stand.earth

If you're already working on policies that restrict fossil fuel expansion, we'd love to hear from you! And if you haven't already, please sign up below to stay up to date on the SAFE movement. 

 

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