Dec. 7 in Paris: High-Level Dialogue to Accelerate Climate Action

On Monday, December 7, at Hub Culture in Central Paris, we hosted the second in a series of high-level dialogues, convened under Chatham House rules, to focus on the opportunities inherent in mobilizing widespread, innovative climate action locally, nationally, and globally. The outcome from October 26 is a strategy document called “A Convenient Opportunity” which outlines key strategies for mobilizing existing resources at a faster pace and … Continue reading Dec. 7 in Paris: High-Level Dialogue to Accelerate Climate Action

Getting Everything Right

For the first 12 days of December, our team was on the ground in Paris for the COP21, engaging with peers, meeting with negotiators, publishing reports, interviewing participants, and working to support coalition efforts that would add smarter policies, actionable language and serious principles, to the Paris Agreement. During more than a year of planning for this work and defining our goals, I had the privilege of discussing on various occasions … Continue reading Getting Everything Right

Activating the Citizens’ Climate Engagement Network

The Citizens’ Climate Engagement Network (CCEN) is a major breakthrough for public participation in global governance. The CCEN was created through the Pathway to Paris Project, led by Citizens’ Climate Lobby, coordinating a network of volunteers and collaborating organizations, working to open access to United Nations meetings and decision-making processes, in anticipation of the COP21, and the Paris Agreement. It is an always-active collaboration supported … Continue reading Activating the Citizens’ Climate Engagement Network

The Paris Agreement is Adopted

The Paris Agreement (report on adoption) was formally adopted at 7:26 pm Paris time, on Saturday, December 12, by the Conference of the Parties. The Agreement was many years in the making. The Agreement now sets in motion a global process of accelerated climate action, for full implementation of the 1992 Convention’s mandate to “avoid dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system.” There are many breakthroughs … Continue reading The Paris Agreement is Adopted

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

The Workstreams

Our Workstreams are collaborations between citizens and advocates, experts and non-experts, who commit to working together toward the resolution of complex policy challenges, and to ensure a robust, evolving and detailed information sharing process that empowers everyone across the team. This will underpin a global engagement activity working around the clock during the COP21 and serve as the foundation for the Citizens’ Climate Engagement Network. The … Continue reading The Workstreams

Overcoming the Dissociation Crisis

A report on our Global Online Forum: Solution from Crisis (Due to sound quality issues, the report on this event will be text only.) This morning’s discussion was personal and full of insight from people who have decided to stand up and take action to be part of building a better world. The question of how we get to a viable, systemic climate solution connects … Continue reading Overcoming the Dissociation Crisis