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

Land use could shape all our future possibilities

When we talk about land use, most people immediately get a sense we are talking about something other people do. But land use is deeply involved in our everyday experience, our personal choices, the places we live and how we move through them. Increasingly, in countries large and small, rich and poor, people are migrating to cities. Agriculture and forestry are major widespread uses of … Continue reading Land use could shape all our future possibilities

Youth Briefing Session at SB50 with UNFCCC Executive Secretary, Ms. Patricia Espinosa

by Shan Agrawal While there is no shortage of geo-political, social or economic problems that countries around the world must face at any given time, climate change is increasingly a driving influence in all areas. Before you read any further, pause for a moment and think about this: can you say climate change has not affected your life in some important or any way at … Continue reading Youth Briefing Session at SB50 with UNFCCC Executive Secretary, Ms. Patricia Espinosa

ACE Dialogue: Reduce the ‘Otherness’ of Climate; Involve People

Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) has grown to 125,000 members, in 52 countries, on 6 continents. These empowered citizen volunteer policy advocates work together in small local teams to build trust-based working relationships with their representatives in government. They have shown that public participation builds political will and helps decision-makers to align their policy choices with the human interest of the people they represent. Background 2018 … Continue reading ACE Dialogue: Reduce the ‘Otherness’ of Climate; Involve People

Invest in Interactive Earth Systems Value at the Human Scale

Resilience Intelligence Brief to the In-Session Workshop on Long-Term Finance At the 2018 In-Session Workshop on Long-Term Finance, we asked that a specific operational question be put to ministers: What do you know about the macro-critical resilience intelligence of your nation’s economy? That would logically lead to a series of further questions: Do you know how to learn this? Do you have systems in place … Continue reading Invest in Interactive Earth Systems Value at the Human Scale

World Bank / IMF Meetings Highlight Carbon Pricing as Climate Solution

The Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition (CPLC) High-Level Assembly (HLA) was held alongside of the Spring Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington, DC, earlier this month. The CPLC is one of those unique, voluntary, multilevel, multilateral strategic partnerships of governments, intergovernmental agencies, businesses and civil … Continue reading World Bank / IMF Meetings Highlight Carbon Pricing as Climate Solution Continue reading World Bank / IMF Meetings Highlight Carbon Pricing as Climate Solution

UN PGA High-Level Meeting on Climate and Sustainable Development for All

by Shan Agrawal On March 28th 2019, the President of the General Assembly (PGA) convened a High-Level Meeting (HLM) on “Climate and Sustainable Development for All” at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The meeting was focused on the synergies between climate and sustainable development agendas, long-term planning, an intergenerational approach to implementation, and the various means of implementation (climate finance, capacity building and … Continue reading UN PGA High-Level Meeting on Climate and Sustainable Development for All