Heroes & Hope at COP 25 in Madrid

By Cathy Orlando, International Outreach Manager, Citizens’ Climate Lobby I have just returned from the 25th Conference of the Parties (COP) under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)  in Madrid, Spain (COP 25). The world is  still on track  for blowing past the safe upper limits for global heating, the rule book for  Article 6  of the Paris Agreement was not finalized … Continue reading Heroes & Hope at COP 25 in Madrid

Upgrading Earth Intelligence — CCE COP25 Week 1 Press Conference

Over the next year, all nations must upgrade their national climate action strategies (NDCs). The COP25 will lay the foundation for that work. CCE presents a view of Week 1, along with 5 high-value strategies for upgrading (and mobilizing) national plans for a climate-smart future. Civics, signals, finance, and nature to protect ice, watersheds, and the ocean. The Carbon Budget — our collective remaining allowance … Continue reading Upgrading Earth Intelligence — CCE COP25 Week 1 Press Conference

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

Demand Rising for Climate-Resilience Ratings

In July, The New York Times reported: The rating agency [Moody’s] bought a majority share in Four Twenty Seven, a California-based company that measures a range of hazards, including extreme rainfall, hurricanes, heat stress and sea level rise, and tracks their impact on 2,000 companies and 196 countries. In the United States, the data covers 761 cities and more than 3,000 counties. Three weeks before … Continue reading Demand Rising for Climate-Resilience Ratings

Oslo High-Level Dialogue: Evolving Climate-Smart Finance

Oslo, Norway — 2 May 2016 — 8:15 am – 11:15 am At the Nobel Peace Center (by invitation) Moderated discussion and stakeholders’ stocktake Convened under the Chatham House Rule Participants will receive thematic brief, invitation and details This dialogue is fourth in the series: Accelerating Progress, Advancing Innovation. The first dialogue was held on Day 2 of the Minneapolis 2015 conference and produced the strategy document “A Convenient Opportunity“. … Continue reading Oslo High-Level Dialogue: Evolving Climate-Smart Finance