CCEN Governance Strategy

On Sunday, October 25, 2015, at Minneapolis 2015, we presented the draft governance strategy for the CCEN, which underwent a period of open review until the Global Launch, during the COP21 in Paris.

In order to serve this mission, foster active citizen participation in global processes, and ensure full implementation of the legal mandate for public participation in climate policy and solutions deployment, inherent in Article 6 of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the CCEN will operate through the following basic components:

  • An Advisory Coalition of nonprofit leadership partners and UN agencies
  • A Secretariat for implementation, comprised of 1/3 representatives of founding partners, with 2/3 of positions rotating every 2 years by an agreed selection process
  • A Global Team Structure of local leaders, delegates, and volunteers
  • A Funding Framework combining public and private funding sources
  • A Guiding Strategy for cohesive, operational and ongoing citizen engagement
  • A Toolkit to allow citizens, communities, and partners to host local working sessions
  • A Reporting Mechanism to carry outcomes from these sessions to global policy processes
  • Thematic Workstreams to bring citizens’ views and experiences into contact with the best reporting available and with intergovernmental policy processes
  • Evergreen Workstream Reports that gather best practices, report on proceedings, and motivate more ambitious policy action
  • Globally Networked Convenings, to bring insights from citizens into global negotiations

We welcome you to this effort, and encourage you to think about hosting a local CCEN working session focused on ways to implement solutions grounded in the Paris Agreement in your region or community.

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About The CCEN Team

The Citizens’ Climate Engagement Network is a new global framework to support and expand direct citizen and stakeholder engagement in the intergovernmental climate negotiating process. It emerged from the Pathway to Paris project—with the support of Citizens’ Climate Education and Citizens’ Climate Lobby, in collaboration with the UN Millennium Campaign and the World We Want platform. The foundational structure was announced on October 25, 2015, during the Minneapolis 2015 Climate Action: Last Stop Before Paris, and the COP21 in Paris is the venue for its global launch. Everyone is welcome to participate in the shift to a thriving climate future.