Our morning Symposium and afternoon Working Session at this year's National Council for Science and the Environment conference embraced and grappled with the new standards of "escalating ambition" and "no backsliding", which have made their way into the UNFCCC process and were central to the US-China Climate Deal announced in November. There was clear support for the following as ways to ensure both: carbon pricing, directed climate finance, architecture outside the UNFCCC process, and ongoing direct citizen engagement.
On Thursday, January 15, 2015, the Pathway to Paris project hosted its first Direct Engagement Working Session, at Impact Hub, in New York City. Citizens from New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, came together to work on a coordinating framework for the coming Paris agreement. They formed working groups, debated policy priorities, and produced working drafts of policy analysis for six focus areas, relating to the global climate negotiations.
Hosted by World Bank Group
Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014
9:00 am - 11:00 am
On Thursday, November 20, at the World Bank headquarters, in Washington, DC, Scott Nystrom and Fred Treyz of REMI joined John Hansen and myself of Citizens’ Climate Lobby, to brief leading economists, policy experts and researchers. The centerpiece of the briefing was Scott’s detailed reporting of the findings of the study he published in June 2014, on the economic impact of a revenue-neutral Fee and Dividend (F&D) plan.