Relief, Rescue, Rebuild: The Case for a Sustainable Recovery

There’s been a lot of talk recently about a “green
recovery” and “building back better.” But what do these
concepts really mean? What are the most compelling ideas being put
forward by economists, policymakers, grassroots leaders and other
experts? What kinds of actions will produce the best results in
terms of economic growth, improved health, lower emissions and
greater resilience?

These are questions Political Climate
will explore in the coming months in the new podcast series
“Relief, Rescue, Rebuild,” sponsored by Third
Way
. Earlier this year, we launched a series called “Path to
Zero
,” which explored the technologies and policies needed to
rapidly drive down carbon emissions. Now, we’re shifting our
focus to the path to economic recovery and what that would look
like if equitable, low-carbon solutions were baked in.

In this first episode, we speak to Leah Stokes, assistant
professor of political science at the University of California,
Santa Barbara and author of the new book
Short Circuiting Policy
. Leah makes the case for a green
economic recovery, barriers to implementation, and what she would
put in her ideal green stimulus bill.�

In the second half of the show, we turn to a joint interview
with Oni Blair, executive director at LinkHouston, and Alex Laska,
transportation policy advisor at Third Way. In this discussion, we
focus on clean transportation policy and the need to “fix it
first†— both with respect to infrastructure and equity issues
— before tackling entirely new projects.

“Relief, Rescue, Rebuild†episodes will air monthly on the
Political
Climate
podcast feed. Listen and subscribe on
Apple Podcasts
,
Spotify
,
Stitcher
,
Google Play
or wherever you get podcasts!

Recommended reading:


  • Third Way
    : Building Back Better: Investing in Clean
    Infrastructure to Drive Economic Recovery

  • Equitable Growth
    : Green stimulus, not dirty bailouts, is the
    smart investment strategy during the coronavirus recession

  • Equitable Growth
    : Americans want green spending in federal
    coronavirus recession relief packages

  • Utility Dive
    : Senate Republicans urge McConnell to include
    efficiency, clean energy in COVID-19 recovery package

The “Relief, Rescue, Rebuild†theme song was created by AY
Musik. AY is the founder of Battery Tour — a sustainable music
festival and global movement actively bringing renewable energy
solutions to people in need around the world. You can hear the
original version of this song, “Save the Planet,†on AY’s
website or via his instagram
@AYMusik.

Source: FS – GreenTech Media
Relief, Rescue, Rebuild: The Case for a Sustainable
Recovery