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

COP23 Daily Brief

Refreshed each day, at ParisProgress.net/cop23 Day 13 — Saturday, November 18 After hours of slow-moving debate about implementation of Article 9.5, relating to the communication of finance commitments, and about whether the Talanoa Dialogue would be considered a legal decision or rather a suggested blueprint from the presidencies, the closing plenary session of the COP23 resumed. It was well after midnight, more than 6 hours … Continue reading COP23 Daily Brief

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

CPLC Roundtable at COP23

COP23 Roundtable explores how carbon pricing can build value across societies The Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition (CPLC) held a high-level roundtable event in Bonn, on Finance Day at the COP23. The meeting was an important opportunity for the Coalition membership to share views, provide updates on new and emerging efforts, and discuss ways to intensify the market signal sent by existing policies. Côte d’Ivoire sent … Continue reading CPLC Roundtable at COP23

COP23 Day Zero Brief

The COP23 is an interim planning conference, in which the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change will explore ways to operationalize and accelerate their national climate-action plans. The nations of the world will also collaborate in the design of the 2018 Facilitative Dialogue on progress toward the Paris Agreement goals for 2020. It can be seen as a launch-sequence coordinating conference. It … Continue reading COP23 Day Zero Brief

Signals of Paris Progress

ParisProgress.org tracks the implementation of the Paris Agreement, specifically in terms of the overall science-based targets of reducing emissions to allow for a maximum 1.5ºC global average surface temperature rise by mid-century. The methodology is simple: provide readers with an index of major platforms for implementation, so that these platforms can be seen in one place achieving visible progress. To provide added context, we are … Continue reading Signals of Paris Progress

No Surrender: Paris is Now the People’s Business

The Paris Agreement is a very good thing for the United States—for its people, its economy, and for its sovereign interest in a world that favors both democratic institutions and peace. Yesterday, President Trump declared open opposition to the intelligent, inclusive, innovative planning of a vibrant American future. He justified this decision using fake evidence, making false claims about what the Paris Agreement does, and … Continue reading No Surrender: Paris is Now the People’s Business

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

Paris Agreement: a Smart Deal to Benefit Every Nation’s Priorities

There is no nation whose best possible future includes failure of the Paris Agreement There is a dangerous misunderstanding about the Paris Agreement whirling around the new US administration. Opponents argue the global accord imposes unfair costs and hampers US economic progress; in fact, the Paris Agreement is a first-of-its-kind climate-energy-trade agreement, where each nation is rewarded for doing what is best for its long-term … Continue reading Paris Agreement: a Smart Deal to Benefit Every Nation’s Priorities

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