Undaunted climate activism during a pandemic – CCL Africa

By Jess Wilber This year has been dominated by the global spread of the coronavirus. Despite the uncertainty the pandemic has brought, CCL volunteers across Africa have continued to take bold steps forward in their climate advocacy: lobbying their governments to join an international carbon pricing group, organizing “shoe strikes,” launching new chapters, and more. Asking their governments to lead on carbon pricing The Carbon … Continue reading Undaunted climate activism during a pandemic – CCL Africa

Rebuilding for a Better Future

Resilience Intel Principles for Reinventing Prosperity We urge the nations of the G20 to lead the world in putting these principles into practice, starting right away, to ensure a rapid, inclusive, sustainable recovery from the COVID crisis. The COVID-19 pandemic has rapidly, and radically, altered the everyday assumptions of people around the world. Where science has guided decision-making, the virus has done less damage; where … Continue reading Rebuilding for a Better Future

Carta abierta al Presidente de México de Ciudadanos por un Clima Vivible

CARTA ABIERTA AL PRESIDENTE ANDRES MANUEL LOPEZ OBRADOR Tema: Política de Confiabilidad, Seguridad y Continuidad en el Sistema Eléctrico Nacional Señor Presidente: Reciba un cordial saludo departe de Citizens’ Climate Lobby. Somos un movimiento global de más de 180,000 personas que trabajan para empoderar ciudadanos a colaborar con sus gobernantes en soluciones climáticas a nivel nacional e internacional. Trabajamos en México desde hace cuatro años. … Continue reading Carta abierta al Presidente de México de Ciudadanos por un Clima Vivible

Time for Co-Creating a Resilient Future

Postponement of COP26 provides opportunity for deep collaborative work to achieve a more resilient & prosperous future. On Wednesday, April 1, 2020, the UN Climate Change secretariat and the UK Government—which holds the COP26 Presidency—announced the annual UN climate negotiations will be postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic emergency. The conference—which will be the largest ever held in Scotland, bringing together more than 25,000 diplomats, … Continue reading Time for Co-Creating a Resilient Future

Doha Work Programme Review – CCE submission

CCE Submission for the Next Phase of ACE Implementation This submission is offered in response to mandate: Decision 15/CP.25, paragraph 3—by Citizens’ Climate Education, on behalf of the Engage4Climate Network and local volunteer chapters of Citizens’ Climate Lobby in 55 countries—and offers “recommendations and views on future work to enhance the implementation of Article 6 of the Convention and Article 12 of the Paris Agreement”. … Continue reading Doha Work Programme Review – CCE submission

2020 Vision: Deciding to Be Free

How much do we value human freedom? For thousands of years people of all variety of experience and influence have debated whether free will exists and which universe would be more full of virtue and good fortune—one that is fated or one that is free. Today, technology is flooding our experience with hard-to-trace information and options, conditioning the choices we make. Powerful interests are pushing … Continue reading 2020 Vision: Deciding to Be Free

UK is Stress-Testing Banks for Climate Risk; All Nations Should

A week before Christmas, the Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, wrote in the Financial Times that the UK is now stress-testing banks for climate risk and resilience. Specifically, he writes: Modelling for the full extent of climate-related financial risk is complex and challenging. Britain can lead the way next year, when we and Italy host COP26 climate negotiations in Glasgow. This critical … Continue reading UK is Stress-Testing Banks for Climate Risk; All Nations Should

Cambio16 Interview: Citizenship for Climate Security

During the COP25 United Nations climate negotiations in Madrid, Jorge Neri of the news magazine Cambio 16 interviewed Joe Robertson, Global Strategy Director for Citizens’ Climate. The interview includes discussion of the stakes at COP25, the shift in political awareness of the urgency is the worsening climate crisis, and how Citizens’ Climate works to empower citizen volunteers to engage with government. Neri y Robertson también … Continue reading Cambio16 Interview: Citizenship for Climate Security

Heroes & Hope at COP 25 in Madrid

By Cathy Orlando, International Outreach Manager, Citizens’ Climate Lobby I have just returned from the 25th Conference of the Parties (COP) under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)  in Madrid, Spain (COP 25). The world is  still on track  for blowing past the safe upper limits for global heating, the rule book for  Article 6  of the Paris Agreement was not finalized … Continue reading Heroes & Hope at COP 25 in Madrid

Courage to Explore — The Road to COP26

COP25 Closing Statement from the Citizens’ Climate delegation The future of humankind will be shaped and defined by how well we manage our relationship to the climate system. Nations that move too slowly are ensuring they will face higher costs, expanded vulnerability, and reduced benefit from international cooperation. The Citizens’ Climate delegation came into the COP25 with five primary areas of focus: Public Participation Carbon … Continue reading Courage to Explore — The Road to COP26