Citizens’ Climate Lobby
CCL Training: A Social Psychological Framework For Climate Advocates

CCL Training: A Social Psychological Framework For Climate Advocates

October 2, 2020
Join psychologists David Sherman and Leaf Van Boven (CCL's Sept 2018 monthly speakers) as they review the main findings and framework for their recent research. Deepen your understanding of how to utilize the strategies of affirmation, norms, immediacy and legacy in your own climate advocacy and citizen lobbying. Dr. Van Boven is a professor of psychology and neuroscience at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and Dr. Sherman is a professor of psychology and brain sciences at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
 
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Theoretical Background (4:19)
Framework For Overcoming Barriers (27:10)
Data & Findings (42:07)
Implications for Advocacy & Training (52:49)
 
CCL Training: Working With Business Climate Leaders From Prospect To Advocate

CCL Training: Working With Business Climate Leaders From Prospect To Advocate

September 18, 2020

Join Business Climate Leaders as they present an interactive workshop where you will learn how we target, research, make first contact with and actually meet with businesses, both big and small.  You will be able to be part of an actual role playing exercise to demystify meeting with executives and sharing the work we are passionate about.  

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Developing Your Team (3:02)
Bringing Trusted Messengers & Making First Contact (5:11)
Running An Effective Meeting (8:38)
Role-Play Practice (17:19)
Following Up (24:37)

Presentation Slides: http://cclusa.org/bcl-workshop

Main Website: http://BusinessClimateLeaders.org

Volunteer Resources: http://BCLresources.org

CCL Training: Encouraging Existing Endorsers To Champion Their Support To Congress

CCL Training: Encouraging Existing Endorsers To Champion Their Support To Congress

September 4, 2020

As we finish out 2020, one of CCL’s top priorities is to build up public awareness of the solid support for the Energy Innovation Act in the public eye across the political spectrum and among members of Congress and their staff.  We encourage you to be creative and strategic in your outreach to community influencers.  After you've done research to focus your group's grasstops engagement, this training walks you through how to best highlight Energy Innovation Act support from local community leaders on both sides of the aisle and provides specific examples of other CCL groups' success stories.

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Why Now? Why Grasstops? (2:25)
Who To Reconnect With? (4:51)
Public & Private Statement Formats (8:43)
Endorsers in Lobby Meetings (22:43)
Getting Creative (Mayors & Town Halls) (31:14)

Presentation Slides: http://cclusa.org/encouraging-existing-endorsers

CCL Community Training Page: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/420

CCL Training: Understanding Economic Support For Carbon Fee & Dividend Policies

CCL Training: Understanding Economic Support For Carbon Fee & Dividend Policies

August 31, 2020

CCL continues to bolster our case with top-notch economic modeling. Join CCL Research Coordinator Jerry Hinkle for a training that discusses recent research that supports our advocacy of H.R. 763 on two fronts. The first is a new paper lead by Dr. Noah Kaufman that shows the baseline carbon price is estimated to achieve net-zero CO2 emissions in the US by 2050, and the second by Dr. Shindell's team shows policies like the Energy Innovation Act will generate $700 billion a year in US health benefits.

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Carbon Prices Yield Net-Zero by 2050 (2:32)
Policy Costs vs. Policy Benefits (10:52)
Widespread Economic Support (19:59)

Presentation Slides:
https://cclusa.org/economic-research-updates

CCL Community Training Page: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/398
Dr. Kaufman et al.'s Nature Climate Change paper: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-020-0880-3.epdf?sharing_token=O7QJMK_9V3HX0gXeyAPNCdRgN0jAjWel9jnR3ZoTv0N3AArv0f-1900vWRsAT7-NNj7S_f0vSze5UWQs0s2xIuzhfAL_jXK8QyvgA0vFYhBZmoBAYzHKcAlsMAix2irDlYKu5i1ZKHLy47DT-wz93rnArV2i6UAI5x_0emqIekM%3D

Dr. Shindell's Team Research: https://oversight.house.gov/sites/democrats.oversight.house.gov/files/Testimony%20Shindell.pdf

CCL Training: Household Impact Study (2020 Updates)

CCL Training: Household Impact Study (2020 Updates)

August 31, 2020

CCL continues to bolster our case with top-notch economic modeling. Join CCL's Research Coordinator Rick Knight for a special training on important research updates. The brand new Household Impact Study 2020 is now done, revealing exciting financial benefits for American households under the Energy Innovation Act. Rick will take you through researcher Kevin Ummel's top-level findings and how it improves on the original 2016 study done for CCL.

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New Study Findings (2:25)
How Households Fare (7:30)
Where To Find Resources (11:31)

Presentation Slides:
http://cclusa.org/household-impact-study-2020-slides

2020 Household Impact Study Updates: https://citizensclimatelobby.org/household-impact-study/

 

CCL Training: Model Laws For Deep Decarbonization

CCL Training: Model Laws For Deep Decarbonization

August 21, 2020

Join Michael Gerrard, Andrew Sabin Professor of Professional Practice, Columbia Law School, Faculty Director for the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, and CCL Advisory Board member for a training on the Legal Pathways to Deep Decarbonization. His team's research provides a “legal playbook” for deep decarbonization in the United States, identifying well over 1,000 model laws based on two reports by the Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project (DDPP) that explain technical and policy pathways for reducing U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by at least 80% from 1990 levels by 2050.  Gerrard will also identify changes needed in federal, state, and local law to help achieve these reductions and highlight ways that CCL volunteers can be engaged in highlighting these model laws out to federal, state, and local legislators.

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Four Pillars of a Net-Zero or Net-Negative Energy System (6:08)
Twelve Types of Legal Tools (14:50)
Legal Pathways Section-By-Section Review (19:55)
Mobilizing Pro Bono Lawyers (41:19)

Join CCL: https://cclusa.org/join

Model Laws for Deep Decarbonization in the United States: https://lpdd.org/

Legal Pathways to Deep Decarbonization in the United States: https://www.eli.org/legal-pathways-deep-decarbonization-united-states-summary-and-key-recommendations

CCL Training: CCL & Voter Participation Outreach

CCL Training: CCL & Voter Participation Outreach

July 24, 2020

Join Shannon Seigal from the Environmental Voter Project and CCL group leaders from Georgia and California for a training on how to encourage your chapter to participate in your democracy, increase voter participation via the Environmental Voter Project and support related campaigns on campuses.

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Environmental Voter Project (2:01)
Working Local Campaigns (12:26)
Help Students Vote (18:31)
Stories From The Field (20:00)

 

Presentation Slides: http://cclusa.org/voter-participation-outreach

CCL Community Training Page: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/464

CCL & TurboVote: https://cclusa.org/vote

CCL Training: Sunny Day Flooding & Climate Advocacy

CCL Training: Sunny Day Flooding & Climate Advocacy

July 17, 2020

Join CCL's Conservative Director Jim Tolbert for an applied training on how to identify and leverage the sunny day flooding events that occur in your community to create local stories with impact about your community. This training will also focus on how to connect these local stories and use sunny day flooding in our advocacy for coastal chapters.

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Why sunny day flooding matters (2:54)
Tools to help develop a local story (8:31)
Capturing a local story (21:06)
Linking these stories to advocacy (29:01)

NOAA Tide Tool: https://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/map/index.html?type=TidePredictions

Presentation Slides: http://cclusa.org/flooding-climate-advocacy

CCL Community Training Page: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/463

CCL Training: Planning A Joint Virtual CCL Meeting With Your Member Of Congress

CCL Training: Planning A Joint Virtual CCL Meeting With Your Member Of Congress

July 11, 2020

Join CCL leaders from around the country for a training that will discuss the details on how to best prepare for and plan a joint virtual CCL meeting with your member Of Congress. The goal of these events are to show your incumbent member(s) of Congress the strength of CCL and to encourage them to work with your group to take further action on climate change and enacting solutions.

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Background (2:25)

Steps To Plan Your Meeting (4:36)

What To Talk About? (17:05)

How Is This Different Than A Lobby Meeting? (28:02)

Presentation Slides: http://cclusa.org/planning-joint-moc-meeting

CCL Community Training Page: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/461

 

Lobbying 401: Leading A Lobby Team

Lobbying 401: Leading A Lobby Team

June 5, 2020

Interested in learning more about what it takes and key details to remember when leading a virtual lobby meeting with a member of Congress or staff?

Join CCL Mid-Atlantic Regional Co-coordinator Sabrina Fu and Great Lakes Regional Co-coordinator John Sabin for a training that will review the role of a lobby team leader, how they assign team roles, coordinate practice times and how to handle other special situations.

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The Importance of Leads (5:09)
Advance Planning (9:48)
Pre-Lobby Meeting Suggestions (18:46)
Expressing Leadership (26:36)
Meeting Debrief & Filing Minutes (37:44)

Additional Resources:
Presentation slides: http://cclusa.org/lobbylead

Training on CCL Community: https://community.citizensclimate.org/topics/working-with-congress/lobbying-401

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