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CCMP Fellowship to Bring 14 Journalists to Critical UN Climate Negotiations in Bonn, Germany
Invitation only
November 6, 2017 - November 17, 2017
Bonn Germany

In a time of great uncertainty over the future of global climate action, the Climate Change Media Partnership (CCMP) led by Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN), will bring 14 journalists from around the world to report directly from the upcoming climate talks. This year’s Fellowship group represents some of the most vulnerable countries to climate-related impacts, including six indigenous journalists—three of whom come from the Pacific Islands—who will add unique voices to global coverage as Fiji prepares to lead the talks.

Photos of the Fellowship activity.
Spanish-language reporting for Conexion COP.
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Making The 1.5° C Limit A Reality – Next Steps to Accelerate Action
Policy Dinner - Invitation only
November 15, 2017
Bonn Germany

Two years after governments passed the Paris Agreement, and one year after its entry-into-force, the 1.5° C limit is leaving its footprint in science, policy, and advocacy campaigns. However, much more needs to be done to keep the 1.5° C limit in reach.

This year has shown the following:

  • There is greater understanding of the climate impacts of 1.5° C, as well as the pathways and economic opportunities of a rapid transformation within the 1.5° C limit.
  • 1.5° C has been translated into milestones like bending the global emissions curve by 2020 and net-zero emissions by 2050, sectoral efforts like 100 percent renewable energy, and impacts like the effects of ocean acidification.
  • The 1.5° C limit has galvanized the climate movement into making a united case for early, faster climate action. This focus on early action has allowed the climate movement to take some attention off controversial technologies.
  • Front runners—cities, businesses, states and regions, and countries committing to pursuing 1.5° C and taking the biggest steps in climate action—have emerged to associate ambitious climate action with economic prosperity and political leadership.
  • New coalitions are forming for targeted, 1.5° C-relevant actions (e.g., coal phaseout).

These developments lay the groundwork and present opportunities in light of upcoming moments, including the IPCC Special Report on 1.5° C, the Global Climate Action Summit, and the Facilitative Dialogue. How can we amplify and accelerate these developments in 2018? What are the next issues to tackle on the 1.5° C agenda (for example, sustainable behavior and consumption, just transition, and linkages with the Sustainable Development Goals)? Dinner participants will share strategies and align their next steps.

Unleashing Ambition: How Nonstate and Subnational Actors Can Work With Countries to Step Up Ambition After COP23
Invitation only
November 15, 2017
Bonn, Germany

On behalf of Galvanizing the Groundswell of Climate Actions, the Stanley Foundation will co-host a breakfast discussion with Oxford University, the World Resources Institute, and World Wildlife Foundation on the topic of "Unleashing Ambition: How Nonstate and Subnational Actors Can Work With Countries to Step Up Ambition after COP23." Participants in this discussion will include leading subnational and private sector coalitions, civil society representatives, and Parties.

Topics covered in this discussion will include:

  • Opportunities for nonstate and subnational actors to collaborate with Parties to identify ways to raise ambition.
  • Channels that nonstate and subnational actors can use to support raising national ambition.
  • Messages that are emerging and how Parties and state actors can align and sequence those messages to build momentum and enhance ambition by 2020.

COP23 Side Event: Raising the Ambition of Climate Action Through Circular Economy Strategies
Invitation only
November 15, 2017
Bonn, Germany

Effective climate action requires tapping into renewable sources of both energy and materials, and extracting the most societal value and utility out of them at all times. Around 67 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions is related to material management and, taking Europe as example, is allocated to the production products and materials of which 95 percent is waste after just one use-cycle. Practice shows that applying circular economy concepts opens new greenhouse gas mitigation options which are mostly left unexplored, yet crucial to honor the Paris commitments.

This COP23 side event (accreditation required) explores how we can align climate policy, the architecture of the Paris Agreement, and climate finance to develop this potential, while contributing to the economic development and low-carbon growth ambitions of developing countries.

Courier Courier
The Spring 2018 issue of Courier highlights some of the impact-driven activities the Stanley Foundation pursue with its partners. This includes stories that resulted from two journalism workshops: one examining the false missile alert in Hawaii, as well as one focused on issues of conflict and instability. This issue also examines how Green Banks could help bridge the climate finance gap, explores a new initiative that hopes to bring gender equity to the nuclear field, and brings you the stories of three teachers who enhanced their understanding of the world through travel. Spring 2018 PDF. Subscribe for Free.

59th Strategy for Peace Conference 59th Strategy for Peace Conference
The Stanley Foundation convenes its Strategy for Peace Conference annually to consider key policy challenges, drawing on the experience and knowledge of invited experts from the public and private sectors.

Concurrent roundtables focused on each of the foundation’s three current areas of programming—climate changenuclear policy, and mass violence and atrocities, with a fourth roundtable focusing on global governance. These roundtable discussions are intended to generate group consensus recommendations for policy change and multilateral action. More.

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As a part of our efforts to limit global warming to 1.5°C, the foundation put forward policy ideas to achieve a global turning point in emissions by 2020, built upon efforts to catalyze global climate action by countries and sub- and non-state actors, and worked with journalists to strengthen coverage of the UN climate negotiations.

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