The Value of Ice

As a contribution to Mountain Glaciers and Snow Day at the COP25 Cryosphere Pavilion, Citizens’ Climate is joining ICCI to draw connections between climate-regulating ice landscapes and everyday experience. Although glaciers are found in the most remote parts of our planet, the consequences of their melt are affecting us all, no matter where we live. Learn about connections between human activities and their (anthropogenic) affect … Continue reading The Value of Ice

EU Pavilion Event: Participation, Price Signals & Finance to Fuel NDC Upgrading

Stakeholder Engagement, Local Economies & Science-based Finance to Fuel NDC Upgrading&nbsp Date: Monday, December 2, 2019 Time: 14:30 – 15:30 Venue: COP25 Blue Zone, Concepción Hall — European Union Pavilion, Brussels Room URL: Engage4Climate.org/eu-pavilion Speakers Joe Robertson—Citizens’ Climate Education Nick Beglinger—Cleantech 21 Foundation Isatis Cintrón—Citizens’ Climate Lobby Latin America Ross Astoria—University of Wisconsin Description The COP25 Presidency calls on all nations, rightly, to integrate the … Continue reading EU Pavilion Event: Participation, Price Signals & Finance to Fuel NDC Upgrading

COP25 Mandate: The Geopolitics of Mutual Empowerment

COP25 Strategy Brief from Citizens’ Climate Education, the Engage4Climate Network and Resilience Intel The time between the COP25 (opening today in Madrid) and the COP26 (next November in Glasgow) constitutes an unprecedented moment for creative collaboration in the improvement of human experience and outcomes. During that time, 195 nations must upgrade their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the global climate crisis response. The work of … Continue reading COP25 Mandate: The Geopolitics of Mutual Empowerment

Funding Commitments for Climate Action Jump 54% in One Year

Writing for Bloomberg News, Naureen Malik has cited Resilience Intel’s climate-smart finance aggregation work, noting: The money being committed to address climate change has jumped 54% this year in response to efforts to check global warming, according to a study. The Resilience Intel working paper underlying these numbers outlines 5 verticals where overall commitments are being tracked: Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs): $2.66 Trillion (48.5% of … Continue reading Funding Commitments for Climate Action Jump 54% in One Year

CCE Statement on Relocation of COP25

A statement from Citizens’ Climate Education on the decision to move the COP25 UN climate negotiating session to Madrid. The COP25 is a moment of historic importance, when nearly 200 nations will share strategies for rapid upgrading of ambition in national climate action. We were, of course, disappointed to learn of Chile’s decision not to host the COP25 in Santiago as planned, but we understand … Continue reading CCE Statement on Relocation of COP25

Trump withdrawal from Paris Agreement is Betrayal

Donald Trump’s move to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement undermines American leadership and credibility and materially harms the American people. The Paris Agreement sets the world on a course for a more just and sustainably prosperous future. It also resolves an old complaint—that high-polluting developing economies like China were not bound to action by the 1992 Climate Convention in the same way … Continue reading Trump withdrawal from Paris Agreement is Betrayal

Net-Zero by 2040 is Common Sense

Global heating is happening faster and with deeper compounding impacts than we had expected. Sir David King, former chief science advisor for the government of the United Kingdom, is calling for an upgraded long-term goal of net-zero by 2040. Simple arithmetic shows there is not enough money in circulation to cover the extreme costs of carbon fuel subsidies and the extreme and rising costs of … Continue reading Net-Zero by 2040 is Common Sense

Biodiversity Shapes & Sustains Opportunity

Catalyzing Resilience Value through Nature-Based Solutions Resilience is the ability to weather and emerge from shock events. Resilience intelligence is the complex work of understanding whether we are positioned to do so. Structured, evolving guidance, rooted in Earth-systems science, is a critical tool for achieving operational resilience and shared prosperity. Human wellbeing is enhanced by healthy natural systems and degraded by their degradation. We are … Continue reading Biodiversity Shapes & Sustains Opportunity

Resilience Intel Technical Workshop

Moderated discussion among technical and strategic partners, leaders and outside experts Date: Tuesday, September 24, 2019 Time: 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm Venue: Nature4Climate Hub — by invitation only Contact: You may use the form below Event page: ResilienceIntel.org/unga2019-workshop Overview We need to know how our decisions relate to the health and resilience of natural systems that sustain life. Those systems shape our overall potential for … Continue reading Resilience Intel Technical Workshop

Exploitation is Not Enterprise

Our study of the natural world is providing ever more detailed data about human impact on natural systems and the effect of these impacts on human health and wellbeing and the stability of institutions. Without major improvements across a broad spectrum of sustainability metrics, we will face serious degradation of both ecosystems and human security by 2050. Industries accustomed to reducing their own capital costs … Continue reading Exploitation is Not Enterprise