How World Views and Morality Shape Communicating on Climate Change

June 24, 2016
Panel discussion from the Citizens' Climate Lobby/Citizens' Climate Education moderated by Mark Reynolds,
Citizens' Climate Lobby Executive Director.
Keya Chatterjee
US Climate Action Network
Executive Director
Joan Rosenhauer
Catholic Relief Services
Executive Vice President, U.S. Operations
Jerry Taylor
The Niskanen Center
Bill Twist
Pachamama Alliance
Co-Founder & CEO

Climate Change and National Security

June 24, 2016
The panel will explore the questions, “How will climate change affect our national security and what should we be doing about it  NOW? “  It will provide information for volunteers to use in meetings with MoC’s offices on Lobby Day and in grass roots efforts at home.  LtGen Castellaw will address the issue from two perspectives, his extensive military career and his experience since then as CEO of Farmspace Systems LLC in communicating  common values with farmers and rural communities.  Roger Sorkin will discuss his new organization, the Tidewater Security Project, which harnesses the power of film to move leaders and fellow citizens toward strengthening our national security against the greatest environmental threats civilization has ever faced.
Lt. Col. George Kralovec USMC (Ret)
CCL VA Fairfax Chapter
Chapter Leader
Lt. Gen. John Castellaw USMC (Ret)
Farmspace Systems LLC.
Roger Sorkin
Tidewater Security Project
Executive Producer

Leveraging Allies – Communicating with Conservatives

June 24, 2016
How comfortable are you talking to a conservative climate change skeptic?  Join us for this session to get tips on how to frame your conversation to lead to common ground.  Learn how moral foundations differ between liberals and conservatives and how to use that knowledge to build consensus on climate change.  Also hear how to leverage ingroup conservative allies to improve your chance of making climate change progress.  Next, ask questions directly to our expert panel on these topics and more.  
Grant Couch
CCL Conservative Caucus
Bruce Tierney
Citizens' Climate Lobby
Orange County Central Co-Leader
Dr. Bill Curtis
Mississippi Gulf Coast Chapter
Peter Bryn
Citizens' Climate lobby
Conservative Director
Jay Butera
Citizens' Climate Lobby
Senior Congressional Liaison
Zaurie Zimmerman
Zaurie Zimmerman Associates, Inc.

Climate Change and Labor - Challenges and Opportunities

June 24, 2016
Support from organized labor will be important to Congress passing our legislation. Two of our panelists will help us to understand how labor and unions see climate change and the challenges and opportunities it presents, and will share how their organizations are helping workers to address them. Our third panelist is a RN and Certified Nurse-Midwife who works with other nurses in the U.S. and globally on a variety of environmental health issues including climate change.  We may learn information which can help us in our lobbying on Tuesday.
Dave Massen
Citizens' Climate Lobby
Joe Uehlein
Labor Network for Sustainability
Founding President
Lee Anderson
BlueGreen Alliance
Director of Legislation and Policy
Katie Huffling
Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments (ANHE)
Director of Programs

Energy Innovations & Transformations for a Livable Climate

June 24, 2016
Defeating climate change requires a massive transformation of our worldwide energy systems, sources, and infrastructure. There’s more to it than wishing a billion solar panels into existence. Join our panel of nationally recognized experts, who cover the spectrum from electricity generation, to vehicles, to industrial energy to building efficiency. Climate change and energy are inextricably linked. Find out what our panel thinks the future will hold.
Rick Knight
Citizens' Climate Lobby
State Coordinator, Illinois
Michael Panfil
Environmental Defense Fund
Director of Federal Energy Policy
Ellen Vaughan
Environmental and Energy Study Institute
Policy Director, Sustainable Buildings
Dr. Eric Larson
Climate Central, Inc.
Senior Scientist, Energy Systems

Climate & Weather: How Do They Connect?

June 24, 2016
Scientists are sometimes asked if a weather catastrophe was “caused” by climate change. Their answers can cause more confusion than clarification, because there is no single cause for any weather event.  Every such event arises from the interplay of many factors, one of which is the excess global heat buildup we call climate change. But what role does it play in specific events? Our esteemed panel of climate scientists will help unravel the mysteries behind this vital question.
Rick Knight
Citizens' Climate Lobby
State Coordinator, Illinois
Dr. Tony Broccoli
Rutgers University
Dr. Dan Kirk-Davidoff
University of Maryland
Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science

How Climate Advocates Can Frame the Health Impacts and Co-benefits Discussion to Maximize Action

June 24, 2016
Please note that due to technical difficulties this session was joined in progress.  

Learn from an outstanding group of experts on climate and health, Dr. Jonathan Patz, Dr. Mona Sarfaty, and Dr. Natasha DeJarnette as they answer a series of questions designed to highlight important health impacts of climate change, as well as the health and economic co-benefits of taking action on climate. 

Each of the panelists is a well-known expert in his or her field and will provide insights about how to mobilize our health communities to build the political will for a stable climate. 
Dr. Elizabeth (Lisa) Del Buono
Grand Traverse Pathology, Munson Medical Center
Physician, Surgical Pathologist
Dr. Jonathan Patz
Global Health Institute of the University of Wisconsin-Madison
Professor and Director
Dr. Mona Sarfaty
George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication
Director of the Program on Climate and Health
Dr. Natasha DeJarnett PhD, MPH
American Public Health Association
Policy Analyst – Environmental Health

Getting Everything Right: Ambitious Global Climate Action after Paris

June 24, 2016
The Paris Agreement brings all 195 nations that are parties to the 1992 UN Climate Convention into an active role in combatting climate change. It adds new principles to international law—like adherence to intergenerational equity and coherence of direction in decarbonization—and sends the strongest signal the world has yet seen to investors everywhere to change practices and eliminate climate damage from their activities. Learn how innovative carbon pricing, innovative global governance strategies, and innovative modes of citizen engagement are bringing us closer to a genuinely ambitious global climate response
Joseph Robertson
Citizens' Climate Education
Global Strategy Director
Myra Jackson
United Nations
UN Permanent Representative and Focal Point on Climate Change, Diplomat of the Biosphere, SRC
Thomas Kerr
World Bank Group/IFC
World Bank Climate Team
Alden Meyer
Union of Concerned Scientists
Director of Strategy & Policy

Climate Justice

June 24, 2016
The environmental and climate justice movement is one that holds an utmost importance to the fight for a livable climate.  During this session we will hear from three unique organizations to better understand where they see the climate justice movement at now, and where they see it going in the future and what the major issues they see currently facing the communities they represent are. The panels goal is that we can all come away with a deeper understanding of this movement and begin to work towards some productive and respectful partnerships going forward.
Stephanie Doyle
Citizens' Climate Education
Senior Outreach Liaison
Kari Fulton
Empower DC
Community Organizer, Environmental Justice Campaign
Leslie Fields
Sierra Club
Dr. Khalil Shahyd
Natural Resources Defense Council
Project Manager

From the Arctic to the Amazon Protecting Vulnerable Places and Populations

June 24, 2016
Although climate change is everywhere, its impacts are borne unevenly, and those most vulnerable bear the harshest consequences. We will illuminate the chains of cause and effect linking global warming to ongoing disruptions in the Arctic, the Amazon, and to the avian populations that rely on rainforests, arctic habitats, and everywhere in between.  Having broken the planetary carbon cycle, and in addition to reducing sources of carbon (by for example pricing carbon) we must repair carbon sinks that we’ve damaged and prevent future damage. From this perspective, we’ll take a brief look at the role of the Arctic and forests in terms of what’s happening now and opportunities for restorative action.
Harold Hedelman
Business Climate Leaders
Director of Engagment
Matthew Anderson
National Audubon Society
Vice President of the Climate Initiative
Sean Powers
Earth Rights International
David Thoreson
Blue Water Studios