Citizens’ Climate Lobby
Neil Chatterjee | Citizens’ Climate Lobby | June 2022 Monthly Meeting

Neil Chatterjee | Citizens’ Climate Lobby | June 2022 Monthly Meeting

June 11, 2022

It isn't often we have a guest who can cover as much ground on climate and energy as Neil Chatterjee. As the chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission during the Trump administration, it was his job to ensure that energy was delivered, reliably and safely, across the U.S. A vocal supporter of carbon pricing, he took a bipartisan approach to forming energy policy. On this month's call, Neil will share his climate story, why he supports carbon pricing and how we can prepare the grid for the transition to clean energy.

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(0:00) Intro & Agenda
(1:47) Neil's Talk
(28:14) Earth Emergency
(33:02) June Actions & Conference

June’s Pre-Call video: https://vimeo.com/719233771  
More About Neil: https://twitter.com/FERChatterjee 
June Action Sheet: https://cclusa.org/actionsheet 
Earth Emergency: https://feedbackloopsclimate.com/ 
June 2022 Conference: https://cclusa.org/juneconference 

Jad Daley and Joel Pannell | Citizens’ Climate Lobby | May 2022 Monthly Meeting

Jad Daley and Joel Pannell | Citizens’ Climate Lobby | May 2022 Monthly Meeting

May 14, 2022

Increasing the number of trees is an effective means to store carbon that also has bipartisan support. But the preservation and planting of trees isn’t just a way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It’s also a way to foster environmental justice by improving the quality of life in urban areas where people of color are often marginalized. Jad Daley, President and CEO, and Joel Pannell, Vice President of Urban Forestry, will discuss American Forests’ work with tree cover in American cities, which is often determined by income and race, and the work their organization is doing to restore forest health across the U.S., Mexico and Canada.

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(0:00) Introduction & Agenda
(3:03) Jad & Joel's Presentation
(23:59) Q&A Discussion
(31:53) May Monthly Actions 

CCL's May Action Sheet: https://cclusa.org/actionsheet
May Pre-Call Video: https://vimeo.com/709196899 
America's Forests: https://www.americanforests.org/ 
Register for CCL's June 2022 Conference: https://cclusa.org/juneconference 

June 4 event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/caring-for-creation-together-a-west-virginia-interfaith-climate-conference-registration-330947431677 

Home page of CCI: https://citizensclimate.earth/

Kigali Amendment: https://www.unido.org/our-focus-safeguarding-environment-implementation-multilateral-environmental-agreements-montreal-protocol/montreal-protocol-evolves-fight-climate-change 

Keishaa Austin | Citizens’ Climate Lobby | April 2022 Monthly Meeting

Keishaa Austin | Citizens’ Climate Lobby | April 2022 Monthly Meeting

April 9, 2022

Join us for CCL's April Monthly Speaker: Keishaa Austin, Head of Engagement and Partnerships at Rewiring America.

#ElectrifyEverything is the hot hashtag of late, especially in light of the invasion of Ukraine, the sanctions against Russia and the need to end our fossil fuel dependency. Joining us this month is Keishaa Austin from Rewiring America, which is working to launch a movement to electrify everything, starting with our nation's 121 million households. Their latest policy brief, the Electrify for Peace Policy Plan, calls for ramping up American capacity to manufacture and install heat pumps in Europe and the U.S. 

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(0:00) Introduction & Agenda
(2:48) Keishaa's Presentation
(17:16) Q&A Discussion
(28:16) April Monthly Actions 

CCL's Stand With Ukraine Campaign: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/499 
CCL's April Action Sheet: https://cclusa.org/actionsheet
April Pre-Call Video: https://vimeo.com/676599489 
More About Rewiring America: https://www.rewiringamerica.org/ 
Register for CCL's June 2022 Conference: https://cclusa.org/juneconference 

Dr. Jennifer Carman | Citizens’ Climate Lobby | March 2022 National Meeting

Dr. Jennifer Carman | Citizens’ Climate Lobby | March 2022 National Meeting

March 12, 2022

If politicians are paying more attention to the climate issue than ever before, perhaps it’s because their constituents are more concerned than ever before. Earlier this year, a survey from the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication showed that those who are “alarmed” now represent the largest segment of Yale’s “Six Americas.” Our guest this month is Jennifer Carman, a postdoctoral associate with the Yale Program, whose research focuses on identifying and supporting behaviors that individuals and communities can take to adapt to both short- and long-term climate change impacts. She joins us for a conversation on how opinions and attitudes have shifted in recent years, lending more urgency for politicians to take action on climate change.

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(0:00) Introduction & Agenda
(2:30) Jennifer's Presentation
(22:22) Q&A Discussion
(28:44) Recent Updates w/ Conference &  March Fundraising
(36:32) CCL's Reflections on Russia's Invasion of Ukraine

Register for CCL's June 2022 Conference: https://cclusa.org/juneconference 
CCL's March Action Sheet: https://cclusa.org/actionsheet  
March Pre-Call Video: https://vimeo.com/676599489 
More About Yale Program on Climate Communication: https://climatecommunication.yale.edu/ 

James Balog | Citizens’ Climate Lobby | February 2022 Monthly Meeting

James Balog | Citizens’ Climate Lobby | February 2022 Monthly Meeting

February 12, 2022

Many people now working to preserve a livable world were motivated after viewing the documentary "Chasing Ice." Pictures, as they say, are worth a thousand words, and James Balog's images and films speak volumes about the damage human activities have inflicted on our environment. For 35 years, the acclaimed photographer has documented how we have modified our planet's natural systems. He founded the Earth Vision Institute, whose work was featured in "Chasing Ice." He has a new book out, based on the film, "The Human Element: A Time Capsule from the Anthropocene," and we were thrilled to have him join us on this month's call.

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(0:00) Intro & Agenda
(6:19) James's Presentation
(22:09) Q&A Discussion
(25:33) Legislative Update
(33:45) February Monthly Actions

CCL's February Action Sheet: https://cclusa.org/actionsheet
February Pre-Call Video: https://vimeo.com/676599489 
Earth Vision Institute: https://earthvisioninstitute.org/ 
Chasing Ice: https://chasingice.com/ 
James Balog's New Book: https://www.rizzoliusa.com/book/9780847870882/ 
James's Inside Climate News Essay: https://insideclimatenews.org/news/05122021/a-lifes-work-bearing-witness-to-humanitys-impact-on-the-planet/ 

Isatis Cintrón Rodríguez | Citizens‘ Climate Lobby | December 2021 Monthly Meeting

Isatis Cintrón Rodríguez | Citizens‘ Climate Lobby | December 2021 Monthly Meeting

December 11, 2021

Citizens’ Climate International had a major presence at the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow, Scotland, and Isatis Cintrón Rodriguez was a big part of that presence. The Latin America Regional Coordinator for CCI and a CCI founding board member, Isatis addressed the High-Level Segment of the COP26 negotiations in Glasgow on the value of stakeholders’ active participation in the design and implementation of climate policy. She talks about her work at COP26 and how people affected by climate change can have input into solving the problem. In addition to her work with CCI, Isatis is a doctoral candidate in cryospheric science at Rutgers University.

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(0:00) Intro & Agenda
(2:56) Conversation with Isatis
(25:25) Legislative Update
(35:14) CCL December Actions

CCL's December Action Sheet: https://cclusa.org/actionsheet
December Pre-Call Video: https://youtu.be/V1_JwSsBKSw 
Donate to CCL: https://cclusa.org/give 
More about Citizens' Climate International: https://citizensclimate.earth/ 
Subscribe to the CCI Newsletter: https://www.citizensclimateintl.news/ 

Rep. Ray Ward | Citizens‘ Climate Lobby | October 2021 Monthly Meeting

Rep. Ray Ward | Citizens‘ Climate Lobby | October 2021 Monthly Meeting

October 9, 2021

Is carbon fee and dividend really the policy that can bridge the divide between Republicans and Democrats? On this month's call we'll talk to Dr. Ray Ward, a Republican state representative in Utah, about why he likes the policy. When he's not working in the legislature, Ward is a family physician in Bountiful, Utah. Earlier this year, he signed on to an op-ed in the Deseret News with two dozen other Utah Republicans endorsing carbon fee and dividend.

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(0:00) Welcome
(2:45) Rep. Ray Ward
(9:07) Q&A Discussion
(22:59) Legislative Updates w/ Ben Pendergrass
(35:44) October Updates & Actions

CCL's October Action Sheet: https://cclusa.org/actionsheet  
October Pre-Call Video: https://vimeo.com/626727421 
Desert News Republican Carbon Dividends Op-Ed: https://www.deseret.com/opinion/2021/6/4/22453352/carbon-dividend-act-republicans-for-climate-change 
Register for November 13-14 Conference: https://cclusa.org/November 
President Biden Campaign: https://citizensclimatelobby.org/white-house/

Aaron Cosbey | Citizens‘ Climate Lobby | September 2021 Monthly Meeting

Aaron Cosbey | Citizens‘ Climate Lobby | September 2021 Monthly Meeting

September 11, 2021

Border carbon adjustments, a mechanism to shield businesses in nations with robust climate ambition, have been a hot topic recently. The European Union has announced it will impose such taxes starting in 2023, and Senate Democrats in the U.S. have included it in the budget reconciliation resolution. To learn more, we turn to Aaron Cosbey with the International Institute for Sustainable Development. Aaron is an economist with 30 years of experience in the areas of trade, investment and sustainable development. He has served on the Deputy Minister for International Trade’s Academic Advisory Council on Canadian Trade Policy and recently wrote a report on the need for Canada to adopt a border carbon adjustment.

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(0:00) Welcome
(2:35) Aaron Cosbey
(13:20) Q&A Discussion
(28:11) September Updates & Actions
(30:30) CCL's Strategic Initiatives
(41:04) Carbon Fee & Dividend: How It Works

CCL's September Action Sheet: https://cclusa.org/actionsheet  
September Pre-Call Video: https://vimeo.com/602102372  
IISD Report: www.iisd.org/publications/enabling-climate-ambition-border-carbon-adjustment-canada  
Understanding Border Carbon Adjustments Training: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/132  

Pamela Benson Owens | Citizens‘ Climate Lobby | August 2021 Monthly Meeting

Pamela Benson Owens | Citizens‘ Climate Lobby | August 2021 Monthly Meeting

August 14, 2021

Whether lobbying a member of Congress or doing grassroots outreach to enroll volunteers, the ability to really listen is a valuable asset. Our guest this month, Pamela Benson Owens, will coach us on constructive listening. Pam is the President and CEO of Edge of Your Seat Consulting, Inc., a consulting firm that is dedicated to helping for-profit, non-profit and faith-based organizations. Pam leverages humor and honest storytelling to create memorable and applicable strategies that organizations can employ to achieve their goals.

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(0:00) Welcome
(2:58) Pamela Benson Owens
(13:36) Q&A Discussion
(30:24) August Updates & Actions

CCL's August Action Sheet: https://cclusa.org/actionsheet 
August Pre-Call Video: https://vimeo.com/602731724 
More about Pam: https://www.pamelabensonowens.com/ 

Andres Jimenez | Citizens’ Climate Lobby | May 2021 Monthly Meeting

Andres Jimenez | Citizens’ Climate Lobby | May 2021 Monthly Meeting

May 8, 2021

People of color are likely to be the most impacted by environmental and climate degradation. And yet, they are typically the most underrepresented in environmental organizations and the national conversation about cleaning up our environment. Our guest this month is Andrés Jimenez, Executive Director of Green2.0, an organization dedicated to increasing the diversity of voices being heard at the table when it comes to environmental justice. Before joining Green2.0, Andres was Senior Director of Government Affairs for Citizens' Climate Lobby. Before that, he was Associate Director of Government Relations at Ocean Conservancy. Andres has also worked on the Hill in the offices of Rep. Linda Sanchez and Rep. Howard Berman.

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(0:00) Welcome
(1:22) CCL's New Staff
(5:53) Andres's Presentation and Q&A
(32:48) AirMeet Intro For June Conference
(37:07) May Actions & Accomplishments

Green 2.0: https://diversegreen.org/ 
CCL's May Action Sheet: https://cclusa.org/actionsheet 
CCL's June Conference: https://cclusa.org/june 
May Pre Call Video: https://vimeo.com/546579112 

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