VERGE22 – The Climate Tech Event

San Jose Convention Center | San Jose, CA

If you care about climate, biodiversity or racial justice, you should get involved with the farm bill. Here’s how. Join Elemental Policy Fellow, Gwendy Brown on Thursday 10/27 for the panel discussion, “Climate and the Farm Bill: A Cheat Sheet for Taking Action.”

The farm bill is one of the U.S’ most sweeping spending packages, and Congress will pass its next edition in 2023. Negotiations are well underway, brokering everything from agriculture and forestry to energy and food assistance. The updated bill has the potential to mainstream nature-based climate solutions, and do so equitably, while also boosting innovative climate technologies. Now is the time for startups and companies to join forces and translate their environmental and social justice priorities into policy action. But what’s the best way to do so? And how should companies balance aspiration and pragmatism to develop policy priorities for today’s highly polarized political reality? Policy experts will share their strategies to efficiently influence the farm bill.