CONTEXT The IPCC Special Report shows that no nation can afford for global warming to exceed 1.5ºC. Resilience is survival; compounding nonlinear multilevel impacts are putting overall resilience at risk. We need motivational policies that internalize the cost of climate pollution and build climate intelligence into everyday prosperity. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Respond to French fuel […]

The COP24 opens amid reports of dangerous climate disruption. Major scientific reports from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the US Global Change Research Program find the human cause is clear, and impacts are steadily worsening. Those impacts are pervasive and compounding; they directly threaten human wellbeing, as well as the sovereignty of individuals, […]

GLOBAL CLIMATE ACTION SUMMIT – AFFILIATE EVENT Talanoa Dialogue Town Hall Title: Smart carbon pricing for economic health and resilience Description: Non-Party Stakeholder Empowerment Workshop Date/Time: Thursday, September 13, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Registration page: engage4climate.eventbrite.com To solve the climate crisis, we also need to solve the problem of unsustainable undiversified local economies. This […]

Report-back from the 11th Working Session of the Acceleration Dialogues series — a focused discussion of Economy-wide Resilience Intelligence. Download the full report here. Background On Wednesday, April 18, at the UN Foundation, halfway between the White House and the headquarters of the World Bank, we hosted the 11th working session of the Acceleration Dialogues, […]

Talanoa Dialogue Submission From Citizens’ Climate Education, for the Citizens’ Climate Engagement Network Ongoing, direct engagement of citizens, stakeholders, and local government, in the UNFCCC process. Background The Citizens’ Climate Engagement Network emerged from an open process of citizen engagement in preparation for the COP21 in Paris. It is supported by a coalition of leaders, […]

Green Bond Pledge moves to expand market for sustainable finance Today, former UN Climate Chief Christiana Figueres opened the Climate Bonds Initiative annual conference in London by calling on cities, national governments, and corporate bond issuers to commit to expand the green bond market. Addressing delegates from 55 nations, Ms. Figueres, Convenor of Mission 2020 […]

The Fijian word ‘Talanoa’ refers to an inclusive process of dialogue where all participants, regardless of power or influence, are peers. After the COP23 adopted the Talanoa standard for a year of open consultation in 2018, the Citizens’ Climate Engagement Network adapted its process for citizen engagement to put forward a Talanoa Dialogue Engagement Toolkit, […]