CCL2019: International Coordinators Empower Each Other

In January 2014, Citizens’ Climate Lobby was comprised of numerous groups in the US and Canada and one each in Sweden and Bangladesh. Germany and Australia started up next, and expanded rapidly. Just 5 years later, the CCL family includes 125,000 citizen volunteers in 52 countries. At the 10th CCL Annual Conference, on Sunday, June 9, 2019, volunteer leaders and coordinators from across that global … Continue reading CCL2019: International Coordinators Empower Each Other

Empowered Climate Civics: Chicago to Katowice, via Washington

By Shantanu Agrawal Over the past year, I have been fortunate enough to take part in climate advocacy at all levels of civic engagement. After graduating with my masters in Environmental Engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign in August 2017, I moved to Chicago and started volunteering with Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) Chicago North Chapter — in November 2017. So began my climate … Continue reading Empowered Climate Civics: Chicago to Katowice, via Washington

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 trade and commerce is to generate new wealth by creating … Continue reading Citizens’ Climate Lobby Guidance to CUSMA Environmental Assessment

Finding Hope at COP24 

by Cathy Orlando Why I attended COP24 I never thought I would attend a United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of the Parties (COP). My community and country have always been my focus. Mostly though, l really don’t like flying in airplanes. As the International Outreach Manager for Citizens’ Climate Lobby, gaining a global perspective is key to my work and as … Continue reading Finding Hope at COP24 

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

CCL on the Hill: a Wave of Good Faith

Citizen volunteers bring a commitment to good faith, hard work, and common-sense future-building to Capitol Hill. 600 Citizens’ Climate Lobby volunteers have gathered in Washington, DC, and will be holding hundreds of meetings today on Capitol Hill. Yesterday, in a high-level session of the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition, this news was applauded by the full room, including leaders in business, government and advocacy, from around … Continue reading CCL on the Hill: a Wave of Good Faith

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