Citizens’ Climate Lobby
Sam Daley-Harris | Citizens’ Climate Lobby | November 2022 Monthly Meeting

Sam Daley-Harris | Citizens’ Climate Lobby | November 2022 Monthly Meeting

November 12, 2022

How do you empower citizens to effectively engage with their government to solve big problems? We talk this month to the person who literally wrote the book on this topic, Sam Daley-Harris. He's the founder and CEO of Civic Courage, and he'll share some of the successes he's seen with the organizations he's coached. One of those is Citizens' Climate Lobby. In 1980, Sam founded RESULTS, a grassroots advocacy organization working to end hunger and poverty. He is the author of Reclaiming Our Democracy: Healing the Break Between People and Government, which tells the stories of life-changing moments people had in discovering their power to make a difference. In the aftermath of the midterm elections, Sam will also explore the lessons we can apply to our climate advocacy.

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(0:00) Intro & Agenda
(3:33) Sam's Presentation
(15:42) Q&A Discussion
(27:12) Government Affairs Update w/ Jenn Tyler
(20:44) November Actions & Updates

November Pre-Call video: https://vimeo.com/770063939 
Civic Courage: https://civiccourage.org/ 
Register for December Conference: https://cclusa.org/fallconference 
Sam's Slides: http://cclusa.org/sam-daley-harris-slides 
November Action Sheet: https://cclusa.org/actionsheet 

Hahrie Han | Citizens’ Climate Lobby | September 2022 | Monthly Meeting

Hahrie Han | Citizens’ Climate Lobby | September 2022 | Monthly Meeting

September 10, 2022

Our recent big win on climate legislation owes much to the grassroots organizing that CCL and others provided. More solutions will be needed to meet our climate goals — like a price on carbon! — which means more grassroots organizing. Joining us this month is CCL Advisory Board member Hahrie Han, who specializes in the transformational process that empowers volunteers to be effective advocates. Dr. Han is a Professor of Political Science at Johns Hopkins University and the Inaugural Director of the SNF Agora Institute, which strengthens global democracy through powerful civic engagement and informed, inclusive dialogue. She is the author of several books, her most recent being Prisms of the People: Power & Organizing in Twenty-First-Century America.

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.

Skip ahead to the following section(s):
(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.

Skip ahead to the following section(s):
(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  

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