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 North Chapter — in November 2017. So began my climate … Continue reading Empowered Climate Civics: Chicago to Katowice, via Washington

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 work of making a better, freer, more livable world is … Continue reading Better Civics Justifies Hope

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

Civics for Rapid, Scalable Climate Action

Active Citizen Participation to Universalize the Paris Effect  Article 6 of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change calls for public participation in climate action. This can mean many things; we propose it mean that active, direct citizen participation in the design and deployment of climate solutions be the standard. We propose this be done universally, through a network of collaborating partners to ensure mutual … Continue reading Civics for Rapid, Scalable Climate Action

E3CP: Effective, Efficient, Equitable Carbon Pricing

A Call for Effective, Efficient and Equitable Carbon Pricing in the Paris Outcome Dear [COP21 Delegate], You have a unique opportunity and responsibility that has never existed before. For the first time in history local communities, regional and national governments, civil society, leaders of business and multilateral institutions are convening in unprecedented alliances to urge countries and companies around the world to put a price … Continue reading E3CP: Effective, Efficient, Equitable Carbon Pricing

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 — PLENARY SESSION 1 What’s your role in global climate … 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, and the Association Actions Vitales pour le Developpement Durable. The … Continue reading How Citizens can Catalyze Climate Action