Position on Climate Change

State or National:

National

Position in Brief:

Support climate goals and policies that are consistent with the best available climate science and that will ensure a stable climate system for future generations.

Details:

Statement of Position on Climate Change Policy, as announced by the National Board, January 2019:

The League believes that climate change is a serious threat facing our nation and our planet. The League believes that an interrelated approach to combating climate change—including through energy conservation, air pollution controls, building resilience, and promotion of renewable resources—is necessary to protect public health and defend the overall integrity of the global ecosystem. The League supports climate goals and policies that are consistent with the best available climate science and that will ensure a stable climate system for future generations. Individuals, communities, and governments must continue to address this issue, while considering the ramifications of their decisions, at all levels—local, state, regional, national, and global.