Today in San Francisco, during the Global Climate Action Summit 2018, Resilience Intel partners Citizens’ Climate Education and Geoversiv—with support from Madison River Group, Carbon Delta, the Climate Bonds Initiative, and the International Association for the Advancement of Innovative Approaches to Global Challenges (IAAI)—released the Resilience Intel Founding Charter.Read more
Pope Francis has come to the United States with a very clear and universal message: there are injustices no free and conscientious people can accept and against which all people of good will should work together. Challenges like climate change, immigration and income inequality are not ideological issues, partisan issues or issues of opinion or preference; they are deep moral issues. And we must do our best to work in solidarity, to oppose these unnecessary injustices.Read more
Inaction to confront and reduce the risks of ongoing climate destabilization is bad fiscal policy. That is the message coming from the International Monetary Fund, the world's leading fiscal rescue institution. The IMF deals with countries in default, or whose fiscal solvency is so delicate as to verge on catastrophe. In late 2013, one island nation saw 15% of annual GDP wiped out in 3 hours of unprecedented rain. Such sudden, unpredictable impacts make reliable fiscal policy planning impossible, because the value of any one dollar of spending or investment is so destabilized.Read more
Resilience Intel Charter aims for 100% climate-smart finance
The Resilience Intel Charter was launched at an open dialogue on Advancing the Climate-Smart Future of Finance, in San Francisco, during the Global Climate Action Summit. The Charter calls for progress on measuring hidden value and lays out principles for protecting and expanding natural capital, developing of wider pools of climate-smart finance, supporting locally rooted sustainability-driven economies, and building an integrated, multi-scale climate-smart economy.
The PARIS Principles for effective, efficient, equitable carbon pricing
- Price pollution with a defined, steadily rising price on climate-disrupting emissions, preferably at the source.
- Add momentum. Enhance incomes; build economic value at the human scale.
- Reduce emissions effectively and accountably, by keeping the administrative structure simple and transparent.
- Internalize inefficiencies — cost and harm linked to polluting business models — incrementally, with escalating certainty and with no leakage.
- Spread by aligning price signals and supporting policies, harmonizing across borders, so pricing can be enacted country by country.
The COP24 in Katowice, Poland, was an opportunity to design and activate a global process to secure human liberty and prosperity. While it was not a meeting to solve all problems at once or to end climate change today, the defined outcome — the Katowice Climate Package [PDF] — provides some clear guidelines for nations to work toward a climate-smart future.
The Signals Brief — a climate-smart future news magazine
The Signals Brief is a climate-smart future news magazine, connected to Resilience Intel, and published on Flipboard. It is co-curated by Citizens’ Climate Education and Geoversiv, and aims to provide useful insights regarding: macro-critical drivers of value, efforts to visualize and capture external returns on investment, technical innovations and other signs of progress toward full-spectrum climate-smart finance.
The Signals Brief can be accessed at ResilienceIntel.news
Paris Progress tracks major events & climate solutions platforms
As implementation speeds ahead on the many operational elements of the Paris Agreement, there is an increasing need to provide a clear, concise, straightforward map of the landscape of action and innovation. ParisProgress.net aims to provide the clarifying insight of direct links to a number high-value, direct action platforms tracking or informing the implementation of the Paris Agreement.