Investing in West Virginia’s Future: Aligning Climate and Economic Development

The Center for Climate and Energy Solutions is hosting a series of regional roundtables to bring together local, state, and federal policymakers; businesses of all sizes; community organizations; leading academics and issue experts; trade associations; investors; and philanthropy. These conversations are meant to elevate the perspectives of a diverse set of stakeholders deeply embedded in their communities and uniquely positioned to speak to the needs of their states and regions. They are also meant to create opportunities to integrate local perspectives into state and federal policy contexts and, importantly, identify concrete steps to better align the long-term vitality of these communities with the urgent task of facilitating economy-wide decarbonization. Following the discussion, along with subsequent discussions with key stakeholders, C2ES has compiled a series of policy recommendations for state and federal policymakers to help meet urgent local needs and realize the discrete economic opportunities communities can maximize through the transition to a net-zero economy.