SSIR’s 2021 Guide to Climate Change Solutions

Posted by Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR) on April 27, 2021

This guide includes a collection of Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR) articles highlighting how social change leaders are responding to the ongoing climate crisis while the world reels from the COVID-19 pandemic.

In the midst of a pandemic that has claimed more than 3 million lives, the climate change crisis continues to challenge the world. Though emissions initially fell in 2020, the overall concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere kept going up, ice is melting faster in the Arctic, and 2021 is shaping up to be one of the six warmest years. Everything from power grids to people’s health has suffered as a result.

People’s solutions to these immense environmental challenges are being informed by their responses to COVID-19, another crisis that, like the health of the planet, touches every part of everyone’s lives. What does the global pandemic teach us about saving Earth? What role can civil society play in mitigating climate disaster? The SSIR articles outline how advocacy, design thinking, collaboration, philanthropy, and social innovation can help build a better future for us all.

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