Empowered Climate Civics: Chicago to Katowice, via Washington

By Shantanu Agrawal Over the past year, I have been fortunate enough to take part in climate advocacy at all levels of civic engagement. After graduating with my masters in Environmental Engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign in August 2017, I moved to Chicago and started volunteering with Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) Chicago … Continue reading Empowered Climate Civics: Chicago to Katowice, via Washington

Share Your Vision for a Climate-Smart Future

The global climate civic space is open The 1992 UN Framework Convention on Climate Change requires nearly 200 nations to work to “prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system”. Article 6 of the Convention calls for citizen participation in the design and implementation of climate solutions. While annual UN climate talks are high-level discussions … Continue reading Share Your Vision for a Climate-Smart Future

The PARIS Principles

For effective, efficient, equitable carbon pricing: Price pollution with a defined, steadily rising price on climate-disrupting emissions, preferably at the source. Add momentum. Enhance incomes; build economic value at the human scale. Reduce emissions effectively and accountably, by keeping the administrative structure simple and transparent. Internalize inefficiencies — cost and harm linked to polluting business … Continue reading The PARIS Principles

Bipartisan carbon fee and dividend bill now before U.S. Congress

The Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act puts a price on carbon-emitting fuels, at the source, and delivers all revenues to households as monthly dividends. With a steadily rising fee and steadily rising dividends, the plan sends a clear, predictable price signal to producers and is projected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 90 percent by … Continue reading Bipartisan carbon fee and dividend bill now before U.S. Congress

Citizens’ Climate Lobby Guidance to CUSMA Environmental Assessment

Dear Environmental Assessment Secretariat, Trade Agreements and NAFTA Secretariat (TCT) at Global Affairs Canada Re: CUSMA Initial Environmental Assessment Investment, finance, trade, and commerce in the Main Street economy are not zero sum games. They are not finite proverbial pies where any gain is necessarily a loss for someone else. The highest value aim in … Continue reading Citizens’ Climate Lobby Guidance to CUSMA Environmental Assessment

Nobel Peace Prize Forum Climate Congress

The Norwegian Nobel Institute hosted a High-Level Climate Congress on December 12, 2018 — Day 2 of the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize Forum Oslo. UPDATE, 23 April 2019—Leaders working together to build on the substance of discussions at the Nobel Peace Prize Forum Climate Congress issued a Joint Communiqué on Earth Day 2019. SOLVING THE … Continue reading Nobel Peace Prize Forum Climate Congress