Citizens’ Climate Lobby / Citizens’ Climate Education

Citizens’ Climate Lobby is a non-partisan, non-profit organization, made up of citizen volunteers. The organization was founded in San Diego, California, in 2007, and now has local chapters across the US and Canada, and on five other continents—Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the Pacific. CCL volunteers work to build political will for sustainable national climate policies.

CCL citizen volunteers lobby legislators, the press and the public, listening to all perspectives, building respectful working relationships, providing useful, factual information, and working to build a coalition of support for a transition to clean fuels. Joseph Robertson was a CCL volunteer from 2010 to 2014 and is now CCL’s Global Strategy Director.

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The Geoversiv Foundation

The Geoversiv Foundation is a nonprofit charitable foundation, based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Foundation exists to support and empower innovative projects oriented toward achieving social good, through promotion of:

  1. climate solutions,
  2. clean energy innovation and deployment,
  3. responsible enterprise,
  4. education,
  5. peacebuilding, and
  6. expansion of the civic space.

In 2017, the Geoversiv Foundation launched the Ocean Neutrality Initiative, became a founding partner in Resilience Intel, and began working with partners toward the creation of a networked Earth-systems science initiative.

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Citizens’ Climate Engagement Network

The Citizens’ Climate Engagement Network global framework to support and expand direct citizen and stakeholder engagement in the intergovernmental climate negotiating process. It is the main achievement of the Pathway to Paris project—which was developed by Citizens’ Climate Education with the support of Citizens’ Climate Lobby volunteers, in collaboration with the UN Millennium Campaign and the World We Want platform.

  • A Draft Governance Strategy was presented at the CCEN Foundational Meeting, during the Minneapolis 2015 conference; the final Governance Strategy was adopted in Paris, during the COP21 climate negotiations.
  • Its citizen engagement methodology now forms the blueprint for a new Talanoa Dialogue Engagement Toolkit, facilitating stakeholder participation in the UN climate talks.

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The Acceleration Dialogues

Accelerating Progress, Advancing Innovation, is a diplomatic dialogue initiative co-convened by Citizens’ Climate Education and the International Centre for Dialogue and Peacebuilding, in collaboration with the Norwegian Nobel Institute and technical support from the Geoversiv Foundation. These high-level dialogues bring together select action-focused leaders to small work-oriented (Chatham House) discussions to challenge the limits of past thinking, call on personal and sectoral experiences and creativity, and outline accelerated pathways for action on climate and energy.

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Resilience Intel

Resilience Intel is a coalition-driven first-of-its-kind climate-smart finance aggregation effort, designed to provide actionable intelligence to financial decision-makers at all levels. Resilience Intel is a major technical outcome of the Acceleration Dialogues and an implementation strategy for the COP22 Climate Finance Pathway. It uses “resilience” to encompass 1) hidden structural investment / risk reduction value, 2) macrocritical resilience, and 3) progress toward a robust Paris-compliant climate-smart economy.

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The Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition

The Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition is a global policy design institution. The Coalition includes governments, intergovernmental agencies, businesses (including major oil companies and institutional investors) and nonprofits, who all agree the world needs to be pricing carbon fairly, effectively and efficiently, as soon as possible.

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Lucid NYC

Lucid NYC is an event series bringing together cutting edge innovators, performers, and thinkers with New York City audiences. Each event is held within a social environment and is focused around three presentations of relevant and original projects, by their creators. Lucid NYC presenters come from many different disciplines, which results in diverse crowds and interdisciplinary discussion, with live music, interactive projects, and social networking with the smartest, coolest crowd in New York.

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