Earth Day Climate Communiqué issued by Nobel Peace Prize Forum Climate Leaders OSLO, Norway—A group of global climate leaders issued a Joint Communiqué on Earth Day, calling for urgent action in the areas of climate, peace and security, climate-smart finance and climate-smart cities. Leaders at a Nobel Peace Prize Forum high-level climate congress said that political […]

by Shan Agrawal On March 28th 2019, the President of the General Assembly (PGA) convened a High-Level Meeting (HLM) on “Climate and Sustainable Development for All” at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The meeting was focused on the synergies between climate and sustainable development agendas, long-term planning, an intergenerational approach to implementation, and […]

By Shantanu Agrawal As climate change continues to turn our ethical fabric into our geophysical reality, I realized early on that if I cannot decrease my sphere of concern, I should increase my sphere of influence. While this continues to be my guiding demeanor, learnings from COP24 were an integral experience to my own emerging […]

By Shantanu Agrawal Over the past year, I have been fortunate enough to take part in climate advocacy at all levels of civic engagement. After graduating with my masters in Environmental Engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign in August 2017, I moved to Chicago and started volunteering with Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) Chicago […]

The global climate civic space is open The 1992 UN Framework Convention on Climate Change requires nearly 200 nations to work to “prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system”. Article 6 of the Convention calls for citizen participation in the design and implementation of climate solutions. While annual UN climate talks are high-level discussions […]

For effective, efficient, equitable carbon pricing: Price pollution with a defined, steadily rising price on climate-disrupting emissions, preferably at the source. Add momentum. Enhance incomes; build economic value at the human scale. Reduce emissions effectively and accountably, by keeping the administrative structure simple and transparent. Internalize inefficiencies — cost and harm linked to polluting business […]

Interdisciplinary Climate Congress Paris — March 29-31, 2019 AUP’s Joy and Edward Frieman Environmental Science Center, in partnership with the Citizens’ Climate Lobby, will hold a three-day international conference — Translating Science into Climate Action — that will convene figures from the foremost international policy-driving institutions in the fields of economics, global policy, climate science and […]