Webinar: What Federal Climate Action Means for the South

July 13, 2023 at 12:30 p.m. ET

Learn how SELC is seizing a historic opportunity to translate recent federal law and funding into real climate progress for the South and beyond. Join us for a webinar on Thursday, July 13 at 12:30 p.m. ET to hear from our President and Executive Director DJ Gerken and SELC climate leaders on how we capitalize on this national momentum.  


When you register for this event, you will be added to SELC’s communications list to receive periodic updates and important information about environmental news impacting the South.

From building community-owned solar on abandoned coal mines to providing connectivity and better transportation choices for neighborhoods divided by bad road projects, the recent passage of legislation presents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to accelerate solutions to climate change. Come hear SELC’s take on the potential for new federal funding and incentives, and the role we play to ensure state agencies, local governments, and partners across the South seize this historic opportunity. 

Already, we are seeing investments in our region from the recent passage of two bills in Congress, a bipartisan infrastructure bill passed in 2021 and last summer’s Inflation Reduction Act. All of this, paired with a government-wide focus on agency action to tackle climate change and assist communities burdened by environmental injustices, creates an unprecedented opportunity for our environmental future.    

Implemented wisely, we can cut our energy costs, create good jobs, and transform the way our country addresses the climate crisis.  If not, a generational opportunity could be squandered and the funding could be used for projects that make things worse.  

Register today to hear from SELC’s leading experts on how we plan to ensure these federal actions fulfill the promise of climate action for current and future generations.  

How historic federal climate action impacts the South.