Forming a more effective and efficient federal-state partnership requires increased efforts to share information between various levels of government, adopt best practices across state lines, highlight gaps in capacity, and build relationships between federal and state officials. The Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions and CNEE conducted a series of conversations with state leaders and identified several specific policy priority areas relevant to infrastructure proposals:
• Climate Resilient Infrastructure Investments
• Building a Federal Navigator Service
• Just Transitions for Coal Communities
• Climate Capitalization
• Environmental Justice Community Investment.
The resulting report (pdf) provides policy recommendations for addressing each of these priority areas.