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Bread, Butter & Climate Change

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Kevin de León, state senate president pro tempore and member of California’s delegation to the Paris talks, has been outspoken about the need to “democratize” climate change policy by enacting programs that simultaneously address both carbon emissions and economic disadvantage.. By aligning the problem of climate change with problems of material deprivation, California is attempting to make climate change a bread-and-butter issue.This was the guiding principle behind the state’s recent decision to set aside 26 percent of cap-and-trade revenue for programs benefiting low-income residents. 

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