2020 Vision: Deciding to Be Free

How much do we value human freedom? For thousands of years people of all variety of experience and influence have debated whether free will exists and which universe would be more full of virtue and good fortune—one that is fated or one that is free. Today, technology is flooding our experience with hard-to-trace information and options, conditioning the choices we make. Powerful interests are pushing … Continue reading 2020 Vision: Deciding to Be Free

UK is Stress-Testing Banks for Climate Risk; All Nations Should

A week before Christmas, the Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, wrote in the Financial Times that the UK is now stress-testing banks for climate risk and resilience. Specifically, he writes: Modelling for the full extent of climate-related financial risk is complex and challenging. Britain can lead the way next year, when we and Italy host COP26 climate negotiations in Glasgow. This critical … Continue reading UK is Stress-Testing Banks for Climate Risk; All Nations Should

Courage to Explore — The Road to COP26

COP25 Closing Statement from the Citizens’ Climate delegation The future of humankind will be shaped and defined by how well we manage our relationship to the climate system. Nations that move too slowly are ensuring they will face higher costs, expanded vulnerability, and reduced benefit from international cooperation. The Citizens’ Climate delegation came into the COP25 with five primary areas of focus: Public Participation Carbon … Continue reading Courage to Explore — The Road to COP26

ACCESS 2020 — Co-Creating the Climate-Smart Future

CCE COP25 Press Conference The Paris Agreement was achieved four years ago today. How far have we come? What can we do to rapidly upgrade the design of national climate action? On Saturday, December 12, 2015, the 196 nations of the UNFCCC process agreed to work together to end the industrial disruption of the climate system. The Agreement was designed to be both aspirational and … Continue reading ACCESS 2020 — Co-Creating the Climate-Smart Future

Upgrading Earth Intelligence — CCE COP25 Week 1 Press Conference

Over the next year, all nations must upgrade their national climate action strategies (NDCs). The COP25 will lay the foundation for that work. CCE presents a view of Week 1, along with 5 high-value strategies for upgrading (and mobilizing) national plans for a climate-smart future. Civics, signals, finance, and nature to protect ice, watersheds, and the ocean. The Carbon Budget — our collective remaining allowance … Continue reading Upgrading Earth Intelligence — CCE COP25 Week 1 Press Conference

The Value of Ice

As a contribution to Mountain Glaciers and Snow Day at the COP25 Cryosphere Pavilion, Citizens’ Climate is joining ICCI to draw connections between climate-regulating ice landscapes and everyday experience. Although glaciers are found in the most remote parts of our planet, the consequences of their melt are affecting us all, no matter where we live. Learn about connections between human activities and their (anthropogenic) affect … Continue reading The Value of Ice

EU Pavilion Event: Participation, Price Signals & Finance to Fuel NDC Upgrading

Stakeholder Engagement, Local Economies & Science-based Finance to Fuel NDC Upgrading&nbsp Date: Monday, December 2, 2019 Time: 14:30 – 15:30 Venue: COP25 Blue Zone, Concepción Hall — European Union Pavilion, Brussels Room URL: Engage4Climate.org/eu-pavilion Speakers Joe Robertson—Citizens’ Climate Education Nick Beglinger—Cleantech 21 Foundation Isatis Cintrón—Citizens’ Climate Lobby Latin America Ross Astoria—University of Wisconsin Description The COP25 Presidency calls on all nations, rightly, to integrate the … Continue reading EU Pavilion Event: Participation, Price Signals & Finance to Fuel NDC Upgrading