The Latino community's overwhelming support for climate action can show our leaders the way forward in ensuring a just transition to an economy that protects our climate, homes, health, and jobs. And with scientists urging policymakers to protect at least 30% of U.S. lands and ocean by 2030 to address the biodiversity and climate crises, the strong pro-conservation stance of Latino voters can be pivotal in protecting far more lands, waters, and ocean over the next decade. With the involvement of the Latino community in environmental policy, we can ensure that every child in the United States has the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of nature and clean air near their home.
Each section of this toolkit covers the health, economic, public opinion, and cultural implications of the policies that protect our public lands, waters, ocean, and climate. We have continued to build a new section on the COVID-19 public health pandemic, and how conservation and climate protection policies can mitigate the severity of the current pandemic and help prepare for future health crises.
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