Search below for resources covering the intersection of climate engagement, social science and data analytics.


Climate Emotions Wheel

Climate Mental Health Network
Research & Articles

Emotions wheels have long been a valuable tool for psychologists to help people better understand and interpret their feelings.

Climate Doom to Messy Hope: Climate Healing & Resilience

Meghan Wise for UBC Climate Hub's Climate Wellbeing Engagement Network
Research & Articles

Grounded in a commitment to fostering deeper understandings and connections, this theory-to-practice handbook aims to support mindful and proactive navigation of the escalating impacts of climate change on individual and community mental health and wellbeing.

Research & Articles

This guide and workbook explores justice principles and provides a framework for centering justice in embodied carbon policies and planning. Exploratory questions, designed as a workbook, guide the user through a process which centers meaningful community engagement in considering social, economic, and labor impacts and opportunities rooted in an understanding of the local historical context. Practical examples of strategies which embody justice provide insights and inspiration.

Pathways to Power Workshop

Darren Kwong, The Movement Cooperative; Keira Stearns, Analyst Institute; Jack Zhou, Climate Advocacy Lab
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How are you measuring your organization’s efforts and advances towards meaningful long-term change? Would you like to begin the process of identifying a unique set of metrics that best suit your organizational goals and power-building strategies?

The Federal Funding Primer on Climate Justice

Tara Steckler, Meghan Walker, Nina Schlegel, and Daniel Faber. Global Center for Climate Justice
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This Federal Funding Primer on Climate Justice provides an invaluable roadmap for navigating the maze of funding opportunities provided by Justice40, the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), and Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL). The Justice40 Initiative is a requirement of Executive Order 14008 and mandates that 40 percent of the benefits from environmental and climate justice related federal investments go to communities that are disadvantaged, underserved, or overburdened by pollution.

International Public Opinion on Climate Change: Extreme Weather and Vulnerability, 2023

Anthony Leiserowitz, Marija Verner, Emily Goddard et al. Yale Program on Climate Change Communication
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Large majorities in every country and territory surveyed said they have experienced an extreme weather event. This report describes self-reported public exposure to and preparedness for extreme weather disasters among Facebook users in 73 countries, territories, and geographic groups (hereafter referred to as “areas”) that are classified as “low-emissions” based on both their below-average per-capita CO2 emissions and low per-capita income. Majorities in all countries and territories reported experiencing an extreme weather event.

The 2024 Community Power Scorecard

Maria McCoy. Institute for Local Self-Reliance
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The 2024 Community Power Scorecard from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance provides a measure of state policies related to energy democracy and utility accountability. State scores suggest lawmakers must take immediate action to improve. Of the 50 states and D.C., only one state scraped an above average grade (a B), 11 hit the C average, 13 received Ds, and 26 states received a failing F grade. This annual scorecard goes beyond greenhouse gas reductions or renewable generation capacity to evaluate how state policies help or hinder local clean energy action.

Unlocking Clean Energy Incentives for Underserved Communities

Rachel Isacoff. The Rockefeller Foundation
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The Inflation Reduction Act provides an unprecedented opportunity to foster more equitable participation in clean energy development and channel resources into historically marginalized communities. Because of the IRA’s Direct Pay provision, nonprofits, and state, local, and Tribal governments can now access tax credits over 10 years for clean energy projects in underserved communities. This democratizes energy, unlocking the potential for diverse entities across the U.S. to own clean energy assets as a wealth-building opportunity.