Share Your Vision for a Climate-Smart Future

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 … Continue reading Share Your Vision for a Climate-Smart Future

The PARIS Principles

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 … Continue reading The PARIS Principles

Citizens’ Climate Lobby Guidance to CUSMA Environmental Assessment

Dear Environmental Assessment Secretariat, Trade Agreements and NAFTA Secretariat (TCT) at Global Affairs Canada Re: CUSMA Initial Environmental Assessment Investment, finance, trade, and commerce in the Main Street economy are not zero sum games. They are not finite proverbial pies where any gain is necessarily a loss for someone else. The highest value aim in … Continue reading Citizens’ Climate Lobby Guidance to CUSMA Environmental Assessment

Nobel Peace Prize Forum Climate Congress

The Norwegian Nobel Institute hosted a High-Level Climate Congress on December 12, 2018 — Day 2 of the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize Forum Oslo. UPDATE, 23 April 2019—Leaders working together to build on the substance of discussions at the Nobel Peace Prize Forum Climate Congress issued a Joint Communiqué on Earth Day 2019. SOLVING THE … Continue reading Nobel Peace Prize Forum Climate Congress

Catalyzing Climate-Smart Finance with Carbon Dividends

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 … Continue reading Catalyzing Climate-Smart Finance with Carbon Dividends

The Smarter Path to Human Freedom

Pre-COP Analysis from the CCE / Engage4Climate team 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 … Continue reading The Smarter Path to Human Freedom