The Amazon Rainforest is Not for Sale

Four extremely worrying trends are converging right now to make the Amazon rainforest the most important single global priority at this moment: An unprecedented number of fires are raging across the entire Amazon basin. The rate of deforestation has quadrupled in the last year. IPCC scientific examination of land use and land degradation shows a rapidly accelerating vicious cycle, where exploitative land use contributes to … Continue reading The Amazon Rainforest is Not for Sale

ACE Dialogue: Reduce the ‘Otherness’ of Climate; Involve People

Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) has grown to 125,000 members, in 52 countries, on 6 continents. These empowered citizen volunteer policy advocates work together in small local teams to build trust-based working relationships with their representatives in government. They have shown that public participation builds political will and helps decision-makers to align their policy choices with the human interest of the people they represent. Background 2018 … Continue reading ACE Dialogue: Reduce the ‘Otherness’ of Climate; Involve People

Invest at the Source

Report from the Acceleration Dialogues event, held during Monaco Ocean Week 2019 Ocean resilience starts upstream. The challenge of solving climate change and achieving sustainable development for the long-term, for all nations, demands we build an economy that is capable of securing ocean health and resilience — a blue economy. On Wednesday, 27 March 2019, at the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, the Acceleration Dialogues partners … Continue reading Invest at the Source

An Indigenous Perspective: Sámi Leaders Dialogue

The Norway House will host a gathering of Sámi leaders, in dialogue with indigenous leaders from Lakota-Dakota-Nakota oyate. The event is co-convened by the International Center for Dialogue and Peacebuilding and Citizens’ Climate Education. The programme will include discussions focused around Sámi heritage and culture, Sámi efforts to protect indigenous land and indigenous rights, and Sámi efforts to restor and preserve their cultural identity. At … Continue reading An Indigenous Perspective: Sámi Leaders Dialogue

Earth Day Climate Communiqué

Earth Day 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 will, driven by radical integrity, creative, inclusive collaboration and no excuses, … Continue reading Earth Day Climate Communiqué

Working Session on Climate Security, Finance & Cities

Working Session to finalize drafting of Earth Day Communiqué Paris — 1 April 2019 The 2018 Nobel Peace Prize Forum High-Level Climate Congress brought leaders together to outline major challenges and action opportunities relating to climate peace and security, climate-smart finance and energy innovation, and the role of cities in meeting national commitments to the Paris Agreement. This working session of the Acceleration Dialogues, hosted … Continue reading Working Session on Climate Security, Finance & Cities

AUP Climate Conference: Translating Science into Climate Action

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 biodiversity. It will aim to highlight the interdisciplinary nature of … Continue reading AUP Climate Conference: Translating Science into Climate Action