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Global Conversations: Climate Geopolitics
August 10, 2016 @ 6:00 pm CDT/ Free
Climate change influences nearly every element of the geopolitical landscape, including human sustenance, international resource flows, and the viability of the civil state. And, its worldwide consequences pose global concerns.
But, in December 2015, the Paris Agreement brought 195 nations into an active role in combatting climate change. It adds new principles to international law and sends a strong signal to investors everywhere to change practices and eliminate climate damage from their activities. Getting there will require collaboration on an unprecedented scale—building inclusive and participatory societies the world over and standardizing climate-smart business practices so that the global financial sector is actively driving solutions through the everyday economy. Join Joseph Robertson, Global Strategy Director at Citizens’ Climate Lobby, as he leads a discussion on how carbon pricing collaboration, innovative global governance strategies, and new modes of citizen engagement are bringing us closer to a global climate response.
Joseph Robertson is Global Strategy Director for the nonpartisan, nonprofit Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL). As director, Robertson coordinates the building of CCL’s citizen engagement groups on five continents, leads the Citizens’ Climate Engagement Network and represents CCL in the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition, UNFCCC negotiations, and other UN processes. He is the author of the 2010 report Building a Green Economy: On the Economics of Carbon Pricing and the Transition to Clean, Renewable Fuels. He is the founder and president of the Geoversiv Foundation, sits on the Executive Board of the NGO Committee on Sustainable Development, and is the lead strategist supporting the high-level climate dialogue series Accelerating Progress, Advancing Innovation.