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 … Continue reading CCL2019: International Coordinators Empower Each Other

How SB50 Can Help Achieve the Climate-Smart Future

System-scale innovation does not have to be all-consuming revolution or a shock to the system. The most effective system-scale innovations start from small but significant improvements in policy, technology or practice, then cascade through practical connections to lived experience and everyday decision-making. These cascade effects gain traction by making critical improvements possible at every stage. … Continue reading How SB50 Can Help Achieve the Climate-Smart Future

WEAVE: Whole-Earth Active-Value Economics

The new economics of Earth-systems integrity Whole-Earth Active Value Economics (WEAVE) starts from the recognition that all artificial value — everything we account for in monetary terms — is like foam on the deep ocean of what makes life on Earth feasible. Natural system value is worth far more, and is ultimately the source and … Continue reading WEAVE: Whole-Earth Active-Value Economics

The Day the World Stood Still

During the 2018 United Nations Climate Change negotiations (the COP24), co-chairs of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change presented the latest scientific findings about what would happen if the world warms by 1.5ºC on average above pre-industrial levels. It was a special plenary session, meaning every nation was represented, as well as every international agency, … Continue reading The Day the World Stood Still

The Future is Regenerative Prosperity

Freedom means living without the state-of-nature fear that powerful predators (of whatever kind) will impose harm with impunity. Any economic sense of human freedom, from any angle, requires an economy in which no market actor is predatory and no person, regardless of wealth or status, is significantly limited in their freedom to choose better, healthier … Continue reading The Future is Regenerative Prosperity

World Bank / IMF Meetings Highlight Carbon Pricing as Climate Solution

The Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition (CPLC) High-Level Assembly (HLA) was held alongside of the Spring Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington, DC, earlier this month. The CPLC is one of those unique, voluntary, multilevel, multilateral strategic partnerships of governments, intergovernmental agencies, businesses and civil … Continue reading World Bank / IMF Meetings Highlight Carbon Pricing as Climate Solution