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Tracking and Aggregating Nonstate and Subnational Climate Action Toward 2018

November 16, 2016

Marrakech, Morocco

The Paris Climate Conference saw an unprecedented groundswell of climate action from cities, states, businesses, investors, and civil society organizations. These subnational and nonstate actors are critical to countries delivering their climate commitments, and can help narrow the gap between the current national commitments, and the additional actions needed to secure a safe global warming trajectory. Quantifying this groundswell of climate efforts is critical to understanding their scientific contribution to global climate goals, including the new 1.5° C target introduced in the Paris Agreement. Compatible data collection and reporting practices that make it possible to aggregate information across different data providers will help drive climate action forward at all levels.

Galvanizing the Groundswell of Climate Action (GGCA), with the support of the Stanley Foundation, Yale Data-Driven Environmental Solutions Group, and the collaboration of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), will host an event providing an opportunity for a wide range of experts and organizations to discuss how climate action by subnational governments, companies, and other nonparty stakeholders can drive climate action forward—and how further analysis of the climate groundswell can supplement the 2018 IPCC Special Report on 1.5° C. The working session will provide an informal forum for data providers, analysts, and researchers to discuss opportunities to work together to harmonize and aggregate data on subnational and nonstate climate action. It will also serve to launch a working group focused on collaboratively developing a framework to harmonize data collection and analysis methods. Participants will discuss the working group’s overarching goals and plans for gathering scientific input, data, and policy practice to help build an effective evidence base to drive forward climate action, particularly around the 2018 facilitative dialogue, accompanying Climate Action Summit, and the 2018 IPCC Special Report on 1.5° C.

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A Climate for Conflict: Stories from Somalia A Climate for Conflict: Stories from Somalia
The Ground Truth Project, New America, and the Stanley Foundation are hosting a Screening of “A Climate for Conflict” and discussion with the creators followed by a panel discussion on Climate Security and Societal Resilience on May 30, 2017.

Somalia today is at a crossroads between a deepening crisis and a path to stability. Photographer and filmmaker Nichole Sobecki and writer Laura Heaton spent 18 months documenting personal stories of Somalia, creating a film, photography, and reporting that vividly illustrate the human consequences and security risks of a changing climate. Read more.

Follow the conversation online with #AClimateforConflict.

Courier Courier
The Spring 2017 issue of Courier provides insight and perspective on different global policy areas, including mass atrocity prevention in the Gambia and climate change agricultural innovation in Morocco. This issue also features a special look at the global order by Stanley Foundation president, Keith Porter; a feature on the struggle of a Somalian refugee hoping to resettle in the US; and a Q&A from our latest explorer award winner. The full Spring 2017 issue. PDF (1,151K) Subscribe for FREE.

Stanley Foundation at 60
On December 12, 1956, the Stanley Foundation was certified as a nonprofit corporation in the state of Iowa, bringing to life an organization dedicated to creating a world in which there is a secure peace with freedom and justice. Sixty years later, the organization continues to pursue and advance that vision as a thriving nonpartisan operating foundation. Moreover, it remains an organization with a professional staff and the involvement of family members who have an ongoing role in shaping its strategy and core values. More.

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