Model laws can be effective when they are modified to fit the circumstances of particular jurisdictions, passed into law, and implemented. That requires people and organizations to share model laws with local, state, federal, or private decision makers in order to explain their merits, with the goal of getting them adopted after appropriate modification. People involved in such outreach can also continue to work with local constituencies to assist with their effective implementation. Anyone “lobbying” legislators may need to be registered (depending on the applicable laws), but nearly anyone can engage in educational and outreach efforts, often working with local environmental and public interest groups as well as affected industries.
Many state and local governments are currently exploring legal tools to encourage renewable energy, electric transportation, agriculture reform, and many other initiatives to help ensure a safer climate future for our planet. We hope that citizens, nongovernmental organizations, businesses, political leaders, and lawyers will find the model laws in this website useful and inspirational, so that they can advocate for necessary reforms to any interested levels of government and private decision makers. Of course, you can do this without any involvement on our part, but we are beginning to work with people who are interested in helping get model laws adopted. We would like to develop an outreach network.
If you would like to become part of our exciting network of individuals and organizations engaged in advocating legal measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, please contact Joe DiMona at firstname.lastname@example.org.