Climate Change

Climate Change

Global climate change threatens the integrity of the earth's climate system and there is a need to act without delay to substantially reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Position In Brief: 

To reduce the likelihood of severe damage to both human societies and natural ecosystems the League supports:

  • The preservation of the physical, chemical and biological integrity of the ecosystem and maximum protection of public health and the environment.
  • Energy goals and policies that acknowledge the United States as a responsible member of the world community through sound use of energy resources with consideration of the entire cycle of energy production and emphasis on conserving energy and using energy-efficient technologies.
  • In addition, the League believes that policy makers must take into account the ramifications of their decisions on the nation as a whole as well as on other nations.
Position History: 

Adopted by Delegates to the June 2006 LWVUS Convention. Resolution R-3-2007 Action on. Climate Change Adopted by Delegates to the LWVC Convention, May 20, 2007

Resolution R-3-2007: Action on Climate Change

Adopted by Delegates to the LWVC Convention, May 20, 2007

Whereas, The League of Women Voters of California has an action policy on Sustainable Communities and a newly updated position on Energy; and

Whereas, The League of Women Voters of the United States has issued an Advocacy Statement on Climate Change; therefore, be it.

Resolved, That the League of Women Voters of California leadership, with the support of the Energy Committee, encourages local Leagues to work with their local governmental jurisdictions and residential, commercial, industrial and educational entities to reduce their contributions to global climate change.

Issues: 
This position is related to which committees: 
CRaCC Climate Change
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Los Angeles