Weekly Briefing: Citizens’ Climate Goes To COP27 In Egypt

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November 2, 2022

With the United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP27, beginning this weekend, Citizens’ Climate is on our way to Egypt to create the political will for a livable world! President Biden will be in attendance along with many other heads of state. 26083d19b3129aeebaa5172c3ebf6f62-huge-co

Madeleine Para, executive director of Citizens’ Climate Lobby, will attend the conference with the Conservative Climate Foundation, alongside the congressional delegation from the Conservative Climate Caucus. Joe Robertson, executive director of Citizens’ Climate International, will also attend as our delegation works toward a constructive flow of insights that brings everyone to the table. One way that Citizens’ Climate will do this at COP27 is through the People’s Pavilion, a workspace for coordinators, volunteers and allies to provide online access to select events and discussions. 

Our CCI delegation will consist of approximately 15 members. Madeleine and Joe, as well as some CCLers, will meet with key allies and partners to talk about high-priority topics, including civics, incentives, finance, food, and nature, and the impact that climate change has had on these areas. 

Want to know more about what’s going on at the summit? Be sure to follow Joe on Twitter for more updates from Citizens’ Climate and COP27!


In other news this week: media_lever_icon_color50X50.png
  • Don Voyage: Don Addu, Senior Director of Programs, announced this week that he will be moving on from CCL.Don Addu
“This is not goodbye, it's just a thank you. Rest assured that my commitment to the climate and democracy is as strong as ever, and I know yours is as well,” Don writes. You can read his full message in this post on CCL Community. 
  • Citizens’ Climate Radio Ep. 77: On this month’s episode, host Peterson Toscano sits down with Julio Cochoy, a Guatemala native who grew up in the scenic Highlands region.
  • Research team podcast appearance: Research Coordinator Dana Nuccitelli appeared on another episode of Healthy Living Healthy Planet Radio, where he discusses climate politics before the midterm elections. Listen now!  
  • Pedaling for a purpose: Mountain West Regional Coordinator Bill Barron writes about his bicycling tour throughout Utah and the climate awareness that has spread across the Beehive state. 
  • Happy Halloween: This Halloween meme from CCL’s Instagram is proof that CCLers aren’t just climate activists on Halloween, but the other 364 days of the year as well! 


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If you have a little time: Register for CCL’s December conference
Don’t forget to register for CCL’s virtual conference on Dec. 3-4. This free virtual conference will be especially important for exploring CCL’s strategy and policy priorities after the midterms and heading into the new year. Register now!

If you have more time: Join an EVP phone banking session
We’re entering the home stretch of the midterm elections. That means the time is ripe for a final phone banking session with Environmental Voter Project! Check out their listing of remaining sessions and sign up to volunteer here

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MA climate forum gains local media traction
(The above image was taken by Shane Rhodes of Sentinel & Enterprise)

The North Central Massachusetts chapter of CCL recently organized a successful climate conversation at Fitchburg State University. The event featured local and state officials, as well as U.S. Representative Lori Trahan (D-MA-03), for a conversation about climate legislation in the Bay State. 

Participants discussed climate initiatives in Massachusetts, as well as the impact of climate legislation, such as the Inflation Reduction Act, the CHIPS Act, and the Science Act on the state. The televised event was also picked up by the Massachusetts' publication, Sentinel & Enterprise.

Rep. Trahan tweeted about the event, stating that “Together, we are working to #ActOnClimate!” You can like and share her full tweet below.  



Upcoming Trainings speechbubblequestion_color_50X50.png

  • 11/3: Diverse and Equitable Outreach and Onboarding — Join Danielle Whyte, CCL National Chapter Development Intern, for a training that reviews the foundation and building blocks for a CCL chapter culture that is healthy and inclusive. Join us!
  • 11/10: December 2022 Lobby Training #2: Primary & Supporting Asks — Join CCL's Vice President for Government Affairs Ben Pendergrass and Senior Director of Government Affairs Jennifer Tyler for a training that will review the updates and context for CCL's December 2022 Primary and Supporting Asks. Join us!  
Need training on the basics? Catch our next session of Core Volunteer Training, made for newer volunteers:
  • 11/8: No CVT due to elections
  • 11/15: December Conference & Lobby Days Q&A — Join Amy Bennett, CCL's Director of Congressional Liaisons and Lobby Days, for the first half of the call to focus on CCL's lobby days procedures and questions. Then, for the second half, join CCL National Events Manager, Alison Kubicsko, to review the conference details and answer related questions. Join us!        
To see other topics and past trainings, visit the Training Topics page of CCL Community
Posted by Katie Zakrzewski on Nov 2, 2022 1:38 PM America/Los_Angeles

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