What is Required

U.S. climate action commitments are the overwhelming will of the people. Nation will follow through and lead global transition.  Today at the COP22 in Marrakech, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry just gave a sweeping, detailed, and high-energy final address to the global climate negotiations. He told a global audience “No one should doubt the overwhelming majority of the American people who know that climate change … Continue reading What is Required

High-Level Dialogue on Accelerating NDC Action

Sunday, 13 November 2016 In Marrakech, on the middle Sunday of the 22nd Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (the COP22), the high-level dialogue series Accelerating Progress, Advancing Innovation brought together leaders in government, business, science, and policy advocacy together to outline pathways for accelerating national climate action. This dialogue was convened under the Chatham House Rule, to allow … Continue reading High-Level Dialogue on Accelerating NDC Action

Climate-Smart Finance to Drive Local Action

Global Online Forum Friday, November 4, 2016 — 11:00 am New York / 3:00 pm Marrakech To mark the official entry into force of the Paris Agreement, and to widen the civic space in which the Climate Finance Day 2016 discussion are taking place, we will host a 2-hour global online forum featuring short presentations by 8 policy and thought-leaders, moderated by Joseph Robertson, Global Strategy … Continue reading Climate-Smart Finance to Drive Local Action

Carbon Pricing as the Foundation for Future Value

Washington, DC — October 7, 2016 — 9:00 am – 12:00 pm During the World Bank / IMF Annual Meetings Moderated high-level dialogue on carbon pricing as a driver of future economic value for businesses and communities Convened under the Chatham House Rule Participants will receive thematic brief, invitation and details The global economic and political landscape cannot achieve sustainable stability and prosperity without rapidly decarbonizing our energy systems. Carbon … Continue reading Carbon Pricing as the Foundation for Future Value

Climate, Peace & Security in the Global Goals

New York, NY — September 22, 2016 — 9:30 am – 12:45 pm During the 71st United Nations General Assembly (by invitation) Moderated high-level dialogue on climate, peace and security challenges and solutions in the Sustainable Development Goals agenda Convened under the Chatham House Rule Participants will receive thematic brief, invitation and details This dialogue is the sixth in the series: Accelerating Progress, Advancing Innovation. Previous dialogues have focused on the following themes: … Continue reading Climate, Peace & Security in the Global Goals

Climate Geopolitics Photo Essay

‘Climate Geopolitics: Pathways to Worldwide Ecological Integrity’, a talk by Joseph Robertson,  hosted by Global Minnesota on August 10, 2016 Pathways to Worldwide Ecological Integrity Climate change influences nearly every element of the geopolitical landscape, including human sustenance, international resource flows, and the viability of the civil state. The Paris Agreement brings all 195 nations that are parties to the 1992 UN Climate Convention into an active role in … Continue reading Climate Geopolitics Photo Essay

High-Level Dialogue on Macro-Critical Climate Resilience

Minneapolis, MN — June 6, 2016 — 11:15 am – 1:30 pm At the Radisson Blu Mall of America (by invitation) Moderated discussion on macro-critical climate resilience Convened under the Chatham House Rule Participants will receive thematic brief, invitation and details This dialogue is fifth in the series: Accelerating Progress, Advancing Innovation. The first dialogue was held on Day 2 of the Minneapolis 2015 conference and produced the strategy document “A Convenient Opportunity“. The … Continue reading High-Level Dialogue on Macro-Critical Climate Resilience

Climate Art in Kariobangi

by Benedict Muyale Taking climate change discussions to the affected Kariobangi, Nairobi, Kenya We witness intense rainfall, dangerous flooding, buildings collapsing, our businesses or kiosks swept away by rainwater. And the heat that follows after the rains is intense enough to make us feel like Nairobi is nearer to the Sun than the planet Venus. This is what brings the fact of climate change home: … Continue reading Climate Art in Kariobangi

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

Oslo High-Level Dialogue: Evolving Climate-Smart Finance

Oslo, Norway — 2 May 2016 — 8:15 am – 11:15 am At the Nobel Peace Center (by invitation) Moderated discussion and stakeholders’ stocktake Convened under the Chatham House Rule Participants will receive thematic brief, invitation and details This dialogue is fourth in the series: Accelerating Progress, Advancing Innovation. The first dialogue was held on Day 2 of the Minneapolis 2015 conference and produced the strategy document “A Convenient Opportunity“. … Continue reading Oslo High-Level Dialogue: Evolving Climate-Smart Finance