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

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

Bonn Talks See Progress for Citizen Participation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Bonn — Wednesday, 17 May 2017 — 10:00 am local time Citizen Engagement Creates Conditions for Climate Success Faster timelines to better policy outcomes through citizen participation in policy design and implementation Over the course of three years of engagement in the ACE[1] Dialogues, Citizens’ Climate Education and the Citizens’ Climate Engagement Network have developed targeted recommendations for public participation reform. To ensure … Continue reading Bonn Talks See Progress for Citizen Participation

Sustainable Energy as Everyday Thriving

Global Online Forum This Global Online Forum invites stakeholders, citizens and thought leaders from around the world to come together on the morning of the third day of the SE4All Forum, to explore questions about how to achieve everyday economic thriving through the expansion of climate-smart affordable clean energy. Wednesday, April 5, 2017 Click here to join the Global Online Forum, at the following times. … Continue reading Sustainable Energy as Everyday Thriving

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 models — incrementally, with escalating certainty and with no leakage. … Continue reading The PARIS Principles

The Time for Everywhere-Active Climate Civics is Here

We’ve been doing a lot of thinking about how the shifting political ground of recent months affects the project of opening up a new and wider space for climate civics around the world. As some political forces seem to be arrayed against serious progress on mitigating climate change, we see the role of local, national, and supranational citizen participation in climate policy as more vital … Continue reading The Time for Everywhere-Active Climate Civics is Here

UNFCCC Participation Reform Proposal

Submission from Citizens’ Climate Education on ways to enhance participation of non-Party stakeholders in the implementation of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Paris Agreement. 23 February 2017 This proposal is built around the same core structure as our submission made 21 May 2016, at request of the Secretariat, for inclusion in the Facilitator’s Report on the Informal Consultations on Article 6 of the … Continue reading UNFCCC Participation Reform Proposal