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Cap And Invest


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The Wildlife Action Team's crash course on Cap and Invest: Why It's Good for Wildlife, and What You Can Do

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Cap And Invest

  1. 1. Cap & Invest What It Can Do for People and Wildlife
  2. 2. Cap and Invest = Repowering America & A Clean Energy Economy
  3. 3. Questions? <ul><li>At any time during the presentation, you can email us at [email_address] </li></ul>
  4. 4. Imagine... Millions of Clean Energy Jobs Clean Energy Can Drive America’s Economic Recovery
  5. 5. Imagine... Ending Dependency on Expensive Fossil Fuels
  6. 6. Imagine... Ending Dependency on Expensive Fossil Fuels
  7. 7. Imagine... Ending Dependency on Expensive Fossil Fuels
  8. 8. Threatened Wildlife: Polar Bears Crosbie, Dan. August 2004. Environment Canada. Accessed 8 September 2006 <>. Polar bears in the Beaufort Sea, Canada, August 2004. Imagine... Safeguarding our Natural World
  9. 9. REPOWER AMERICA With Clean Electricity Questions? Email
  10. 10. REFUEL AMERICA Cut Dependency on Oil
  11. 11. REBUILD AMERICA Carbon-Free Homes and Offices
  12. 12. RESTORE NATURE Protect the Natural World that Protects Us Questions? Email
  13. 13. Running Out of Time to Act 2007 2008
  14. 14. Arctic Sea Ice Rapidly Melting 2007 2008
  15. 15. Delay Is Not An Option Much of the CO2 we emit lingers in the atmosphere for a century or more, creating an almost irreversible impact. Questions? Email
  16. 16. We Need to “Cap” Pollution Fossil Fuels Carbon Dioxide (CO 2 )
  17. 17. Invest in a Clean, Green and Fair Climate Solution <ul><li>“ POLLUTER PAYS” </li></ul><ul><li>CLEAN: Invest in Clean Energy to Accelerate Transformation </li></ul><ul><li>GREEN: Invest in Safeguarding our Natural World from Global Warming Impacts to Protect People and Wildlife </li></ul><ul><li>FAIR: Protect Consumers, and Engage All Nations in an Equitable Solution </li></ul>
  18. 18. What About Wildlife? <ul><li>NWF believes that a sizable amount of cap and invest allowances should be set aside as dedicated funding to protect and restore the natural resources that people and wildlife depend on, including freshwater ecosystems, forest lands, and coastal ecosystems. </li></ul>Questions? Email
  19. 19. Why Now? <ul><li>President Obama has called on Congress for legislation that puts a cap on carbon pollution and invests in clean energy technologies. </li></ul><ul><li>Leaders in both chambers of Congress have announced their support for moving climate and energy legislation in the coming months. </li></ul><ul><li>The time for us to speak up for a clean energy future and dedicated wildlife funding is now! </li></ul>
  20. 20. Top Talking Points <ul><li>We Need Strong Energy and Climate Legislation That... </li></ul><ul><li>Secures a clean energy future </li></ul><ul><li>Creates millions of clean energy jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Makes polluters pay and invests the money in a clean, green and fair climate solution </li></ul><ul><li>Safeguards our natural world from the impacts of global warming </li></ul>
  21. 23. 6 Air Pollutants Down 53% Clean Air Act We’ve Cleaned the Air Before GDP: Up 160% Population: Up 40% Questions? Email
  22. 25. What Can I Do? <ul><li>Write your members of Congress </li></ul><ul><li>Write a letter to the editor </li></ul><ul><li>Meet with your members of Congress </li></ul>
  23. 26. Climate Action Toolkit <ul><li> </li></ul>You Can Make A Difference For Wildlife!
  24. 27. Learned Something? <ul><li>Help us to produce more resources for wildlife enthusiasts like you: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Check out more Cap and Invest resources at: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>