ACE Dialogue: Reduce the ‘Otherness’ of Climate; Involve People

Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) has grown to 125,000 members, in 52 countries, on 6 continents. These empowered citizen volunteer policy advocates work together in small local teams to build trust-based working relationships with their representatives in government. They have shown that public participation builds political will and helps decision-makers to align their policy choices with the human interest of the people they represent. Background 2018 … Continue reading ACE Dialogue: Reduce the ‘Otherness’ of Climate; Involve People

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

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 between governments, the Talanoa Dialogue set a new standard for … Continue reading Share Your Vision for a Climate-Smart Future

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

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

Talanoa means non-Party stakeholders can drive ambition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — Thursday, 16 November 2017, 16:30 CET Citizens’ Climate Education will be introducing a proposal for non-Party stakeholder participation in next year’s Talanoa Dialogue. The Fijian word ‘Talanoa’ refers to an inclusive process of dialogue where all participants, regardless of power or influence, are peers. The COP23 Presidency has asked that the Facilitative Dialogue be held in the spirit of Talanoa, so … Continue reading Talanoa means non-Party stakeholders can drive ambition

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