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

Science is Not Negotiable

If global heating exceeds an average of 1.5ºC across the world, we will collectively face so much risk and damage, the costs will spill over into every area of human experience. The climate system does not respect political borders or bank account balances. An Executive Director of the International Monetary Fund once framed the crisis in these simple, haunting terms: When a small island nation … Continue reading Science is Not Negotiable

Climate-Smart Finance: Press Event

COP22 Presidency / CCE: Introducing the Climate-Smart Finance Aggregator Citizens’ Climate Education and the Geoversiv Foundation, in collaboration with the COP22 Presidency, invite you to join a press conference outlining plans for a new Climate-Smart Finance Aggregator effort. Date: Monday, 13 November 2017 Time: 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm Location: Press Conference Room 2 (in Bula Zone 3) Access: All Bula Zone badge-types welcome The … Continue reading Climate-Smart Finance: Press Event

Supranational Leadership from Local Government

The climate policy process is complicated by overwhelming complexity on many levels: The climate system touches all of Earth’s energy-management and life-support systems. The energy economy touches all areas of human activity. Any one nation’s contribution to solving climate change is just a fraction of the global action required. 195 nations negotiate for consensus in a diplomatic process operating both through national policy and highly … Continue reading Supranational Leadership from Local Government

Signals of Paris Progress

ParisProgress.org tracks the implementation of the Paris Agreement, specifically in terms of the overall science-based targets of reducing emissions to allow for a maximum 1.5ºC global average surface temperature rise by mid-century. The methodology is simple: provide readers with an index of major platforms for implementation, so that these platforms can be seen in one place achieving visible progress. To provide added context, we are … Continue reading Signals of Paris Progress

Carbon Pricing Workstream

The Carbon Pricing Workstream is an always-active venue for dialogue, analysis, and outcome-focused policy work relating to carbon pricing. In 2015, a core group of volunteers, working through the CPW, helped to establish language defining universal principles for effective, efficient, equitable carbon pricing. Past activities and an online reference designed to give anyone interested in carbon pricing the basic information needed to productively engage in the … Continue reading Carbon Pricing Workstream

4 Ways to Accelerate Carbon Pricing

In Marrakech, the work of implementing the Paris Agreement moved forward in important ways. The Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition and the World Bank are supporting a new High-Level Economic Commission chaired by Lord Nicholas Stern and by Nobel Economics Laureate Joseph Stiglitz. The commission will study critical questions relating to innovation and deployment of optimal carbon pricing solutions, to ensure at least 50% of global emissions … Continue reading 4 Ways to Accelerate Carbon Pricing