A Pathway to Paris dialogue event bringing citizen engagement to global climate talks
On October 25th 2015, under the auspices of Oslo-based Partnership for Change, Citizens’ Climate Lobby will convene a globally-networked discussion on the impact of climate change on communities, the role of citizens in driving change and the catalytic solutions to securing the livable climate future.
During the two days of Minneapolis 2015, we will design and found the always-active Citizens' Climate Engagement Network, celebrate local leaders from the Twin Cities, hear from stakeholders around the world, and develop a strategy for coordinating business and local leaders' actions to support a stronger global climate response.
This initiative is the first in a series of dialogues that will establish a process connecting citizens to decision-makers, to ensure that what starts in Paris reaches all people and results in real, sustained, and successful outcomes for people and the climate. This dialogue series will lead up to the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize Forum.
The October 25th Day of Dialogue will include:
- Interactive plenary discussion with experts and participants around the world;
- Sessions featuring leadership from around the Twin Cities;
- Working groups focused on six work-streams;
- Discussion of the outcomes of work-streams in plenary session;
- Foundational meeting of the Citizens’ Climate Engagement Network.
Sunday, October 25, is your opportunity to participate in the creation of a new global network of partners, working locally to empower citizens, strengthen government action on climate, and drive needed solutions across the world. Outcomes from the 25th will inform a high-level Chatham House rules dialogue on Monday, October 26, featuring leaders from business, government, advocacy, and scholarship.
Our aim is to ensure the voices of stakeholders and experienced leaders bring human needs, best practices, and over-the-horizon thinking together into a plan to strengthen the official strategy for decisive climate action.
Citizens’ Climate Lobby and the Pathway to Paris coalition will bring outcomes from Minneapolis 2015 to the global climate negotiations that open in Paris on November 30.