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 tax backlash by giving revenue back to people, CCL says … 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 wellbeing, as well as the sovereignty of individuals, communities, and … Continue reading The Smarter Path to Human Freedom

GCAS: Smart carbon pricing for local economies

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 event will examine ways in which smart carbon pricing policy … Continue reading GCAS: Smart carbon pricing for local economies

Better Civics Justifies Hope

Remarks to the 2018 Citizens’ Climate Lobby annual conference as delivered by Joseph Robertson on Sunday, June 10, 2018 There is a quiet daring that happens in the person who says “I refuse to accept” what is not right. Without that quiet moment of daring, the effort to confront the unacceptable cannot get started. The work of making a better, freer, more livable world is … Continue reading Better Civics Justifies Hope

The Path to 100% Climate-Smart Finance

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, with a focus on economy-wide resilience intelligence. Participants explored technical … Continue reading The Path to 100% Climate-Smart Finance

Make the Talanoa Dialogue Open Process Permanent

Talanoa Dialogue Submission From Citizens’ Climate Education, for the Citizens’ Climate Engagement Network and partners in the Education, Communication, and Outreach Stakeholders (ECOS) community. Calling for 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 … Continue reading Make the Talanoa Dialogue Open Process Permanent

Bond Issuers invited to Join Green Bond Pledge

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 announced a new Green Bond Pledge for bond issuers. The … Continue reading Bond Issuers invited to Join Green Bond Pledge

Engage4Climate Launches Talanoa Dialogue Toolkit

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, open to all people, everywhere. Background In 2014, Citizens’ Climate … Continue reading Engage4Climate Launches Talanoa Dialogue Toolkit

Working Dialogue on Resilience Intel

MEDIA RELEASE Resilience Intel effort will identify climate action money across the whole economy FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — 14 December 2017, 16:30 GMT+1 (Paris time) Yesterday, in follow-up to the One Planet Summit, the Kingdom of Morocco, Citizens’ Climate Education, the International Centre for Dialogue and Peacebuilding, and the Geoversiv Foundation co-convened a Working Dialogue on Resilience Intel, at the Embassy of Morocco in Paris. … Continue reading Working Dialogue on Resilience Intel

COP23 Daily Brief

Refreshed each day, at ParisProgress.net/cop23 Day 13 — Saturday, November 18 After hours of slow-moving debate about implementation of Article 9.5, relating to the communication of finance commitments, and about whether the Talanoa Dialogue would be considered a legal decision or rather a suggested blueprint from the presidencies, the closing plenary session of the COP23 resumed. It was well after midnight, more than 6 hours … Continue reading COP23 Daily Brief