San Francisco
via Zoom
San Francisco, CA
United States of America

After decades of investment in infrastructure tied to a fossil fuel-based economy, in November of 2021, the U.S. enacted the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL). BIL is the first infrastructure legislation to include significant spending on addressing and preparing for climate change. This new law provides funding for climate action at the national, state, and local community levels.  
Please join the RCAT network for a talk with Jillian Neuberger of World Resources Institute (WRI), as she shares the range of opportunities the BIL provides.  This includes an overview of opportunities to partner with states, local governments, and community leadership to use BIL funds, opportunities to access BIL funds directly, and general guidance for engaging with BIL funding opportunities. Topics covered will include funding for decarbonizing transportation, bringing clean energy to schools, energy efficiency, recycling, coastal restoration and more. 

This event aims to equip Rotarians to directly engage with BIL funding and advocate for their communities and local and state-level governments to access and implement BIL funding in a way that addresses climate change.

Jillian NeubergerJillian Neuberger is a Legislative Engagement Manager. She works closely with WRI's Director of Government Affairs to amplify the impact of WRI's research findings on US policy. She supports congressional outreach, analyzes climate policy issues, and contributes to research across WRI as an expert on the latest climate-related developments in the federal policy space.

Prior to joining WRI, Jillian worked in international development consulting for USAID and the U.S. Department of State. She also has experience in the management of environmental data with organizations including the Stockholm Environment Institute and the London Waste and Recycling Board. Jillian received her MSc in environmental change and managment from the University of Oxford. She also holds a BA from Macalester College.

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