Participation Workstream

Global Online Policy Forum: Actionable Climate Civics Climate civics is any activity that empowers citizens, communities, and political decision-makers to work together to design and to live a smarter climate future. We will be focusing in this Global Online Policy Forum on ways of turning Action for Climate Empowerment into both an expansion of the global civic space and real and measurable action to reduce … Continue reading Participation Workstream

Input to Article 6 Consultations

Submitted 21 May 2016, at request of the Secretariat, for inclusion in the Facilitator’s Report on the Informal Consultations on Article 6 of the Convention Joseph Robertson, Global Strategy Director at Citizens’ Climate Lobby, speaking for IAAI and the Citizens’ Climate Engagement Network: We would like to thank participating Parties and the Secretariat for supporting full implementation of all aspects of Article 6, including engagement … Continue reading Input to Article 6 Consultations

Climate Change Stories on the Street

by Benedict Muyale Worldwide, it is accepted that climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing humanity in the 21st century. It is already unmistakable and intensifying at an alarming rate as is evident from countrywide temperature increases, droughts, famine, rainfall irregularity and intensification. Climate change can be an unapproachable, tedious subject of discussion for many lay people. It seems to encompass all areas of human … Continue reading Climate Change Stories on the Street

Civics for Rapid, Scalable Climate Action

Active Citizen Participation to Universalize the Paris Effect  Article 6 of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change calls for public participation in climate action. This can mean many things; we propose it mean that active, direct citizen participation in the design and deployment of climate solutions be the standard. We propose this be done universally, through a network of collaborating partners to ensure mutual … Continue reading Civics for Rapid, Scalable Climate Action

Just & Effective Futurebuilding through Partnerships

Future-building does not happen only in the halls of government. The quality of life in my hometown was designed by many people deciding many different kinds of things at different levels. Our town acquired an important value added when Silvio, who ran the local pizza shop for three decades, decided, day after day, to commit his time to doing something of real quality for everyone … Continue reading Just & Effective Futurebuilding through Partnerships

ACCESS to GOOD

The ACCESS to GOOD Project is an open, collaborative, ongoing reporting process, aiming to identify observable levers of action for adding value, momentum, and scope to investments in climate action and resilient human development. ACCESS is a framework for analyzing the level of progress on comprehensive climate action. The axis standard aims to measure six qualifications of public policy, investment prioritization and business action: Aspiration … Continue reading ACCESS to GOOD

CCEN Proposal for Public Participation Reform

Submitted Friday, February 19, 2016, to the UNFCCC Secrerariat as a proposed reform to the Doha work program on Article 6 of the Convention  The Citizens’ Climate Engagement Network (CCEN) is an always-active platform for direct citizen participation in global processes that determine how one’s community, nation, region, or future generations, will fare in the face of climate disruption. It operates on the premise that … Continue reading CCEN Proposal for Public Participation Reform

CCEN Governance Strategy

On Sunday, October 25, 2015, at Minneapolis 2015, we presented the draft governance strategy for the CCEN, which underwent a period of open review until the Global Launch, during the COP21 in Paris. In order to serve this mission, foster active citizen participation in global processes, and ensure full implementation of the legal mandate for public participation in climate policy and solutions deployment, inherent in Article 6 … Continue reading CCEN Governance Strategy

Text-Tracking Workstream

Annotate the draft Paris agreement  The new Draft Paris Agreement was released at 1:30 pm local time in Paris, through the UNFCCC website. It is now in our text-tracking tool, at: http://un.readandnote.com/#/reader/6467?gid=134 All you need to do is sign up, and dive in. We are looking for people who want to share vital insights from inside the process with observers across the world.    Mission … Continue reading Text-Tracking Workstream

Letter to President Hollande

19 November 2015 Dear President Hollande, There are no words that can do justice, where such injustice has been done. Such brutality strikes at the heart of what it is to be human, and threatens all that we value in the free and open societies of the world. Recently, I heard Daniel Wordsworth—President of the American Refugee Committee—tell the story of asking spiritual leaders around … Continue reading Letter to President Hollande