Better Civics Justifies Hope

Remarks to the 2018 Citizens' Climate Lobby annual conference as delivered by Joseph Robertson on Sunday, June 10, 2018 There is a quiet daring that happens in the person who says “I refuse to accept” what is not right. Without that quiet moment of daring, the effort to confront the unacceptable cannot get started. The … Continue reading Better Civics Justifies Hope

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 … Continue reading Climate Geopolitics Photo Essay

4,000 Miles to Mobilize Climate Citizens

CCL Co-Regional Coordinator Mindy Ahler is riding across the United States, with Ryan Hall. They will travel through 13 states, engaging in climate conversations along the route, and arriving in Washington, DC, on November 13. The following is an excerpt from Minnesota Public Radio's report on their Low Carbon Crossings ride. Standing in her backyard … Continue reading 4,000 Miles to Mobilize Climate Citizens

True Independence Requires Reciprocal Civic Empowerment

"A republic... if you can keep it..." The work of building up to a better outcome has always already begun, before we have a chance to think about the work itself or its necessity. The act of leading, then, is a recognition of the forces that are converging and a conscious understanding of how to … Continue reading True Independence Requires Reciprocal Civic Empowerment

Minneapolis 2015: Last Stop Before Paris

On October 25th 2015, under the auspices of Oslo-based Partnership for Change, Citizens’ Climate Lobby convened a globally-networked day of dialogues on the impact of climate change on communities, the role of citizens in driving change and the catalytic solutions to securing the livable climate future. Click here for the Full Report from Minneapolis 2015... 9:30 am … Continue reading Minneapolis 2015: Last Stop Before Paris

How Citizens can Catalyze Climate Action

On June 5—World Environment Day—we held a press conference to announce CCL's effort, through the Pathway to Paris project, in collaboration with the World We Want, to build a worldwide always-active Citizens' Climate Engagement Network. The press conference was conducted in association with the Climate Matters video interview series, as well as COY11, CliMates, IAAI GloCha, Context News, … Continue reading How Citizens can Catalyze Climate Action

A Call for Global Citizenship

Report from the World Bank / IMF Civil Society Forum In the years I have been attending and contributing to the World Bank / IMF Civil Society Policy Forum, I have witnessed a distinct and ongoing evolution. Multilateral institutions like the World Bank and IMF, which are funded by and directed by governments, and which do business with … Continue reading A Call for Global Citizenship