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Ishmael Buckner

Policy Advocate, Climate Program

Ishmael Buckner is a policy advocate focusing on climate financial regulations. He’s advocated for proper and responsible climate risk consideration, addressing possible disparate impacts along racial/lineage lines (particularly for Black Americans who descend from U.S. slavery) and need for better more precise disaggregated data collection. He’s focused on proposed updates by the FDIC, OCC, and Federal Reserve to the Community Reinvestment Act, request for information from the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy on considering climate and digital assets, proposed structure and implementation by the EPA of the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GHGRF), and insuring impacted people gained input on comments submitted to The Federal Insurance Office on data collection and climate risk. He has a wealth of experience including organizing on and winning electoral campaigns and ballot initiatives, supporting policy teams and climate networks addressing the climate crisis, advocating accountability and deep reforms and reimagining safety practices in response to racist enforcement of laws, policy advocacy to close the racial wealth gap.