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747 Howard St

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This half-day workshop at the AGU Fall Meeting will examine collaborative and diverse methodologies for moving forward community level climate action strategies supported by climate change education coordinated efforts that enable cross sector coalition building at community scales to ensure we can reduce both greenhouse gas emissions and climate risks. We will have a special focus on equity and inclusion and will invite speakers from frontline and diverse communities. Through this dialogue we will learn together and foster collaborations across sectors and communities. We invite all who are interested in contributing to and learning from this ongoing discussion.

Note: If you are not registered for AGU Fall Meeting, please register for the workshop by Dec 1st. The organizers will need to get a badge for you to enter the workshop. Registration for this workshop isn't required if you're already attending AGU's Fall Meeting and you can register as late as 12/12/19. Registration helps the organizers plan for the event.

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Programs, organizations, countries, and scientific institutions have made progress on climate change education, civic engagement, and future workforce development. However, there is a significant gap between the potential to support and accelerate effective societal responses to climate change challenges, opportunities, and programs, especially to scale up education efforts that are already underway. Additionally, one of the clear expectations under the Paris Agreement is for each country to develop a national strategy for Action for Climate Empowerment (ACE). The Climate Change education community feel we need to develop a community developed strategy for Action for Climate Empowerment for the United States. This workshop will be the second step in the development of the strategy.

In this workshop, we will explore how ACE is and could further support the implementation of sub-national, national, and global climate education strategy and strengthening of the Paris Agreement.

Building on a series of discussions and summits since 2016, it is time for an ACE Strategy for the United States. Together, we need to explore how we – whether as individuals or as organizations, institutions or networks each of us represent – can contribute to the realization of this needed plan.

Websites:

Climate Literacy and Energy Literacy Network: https://cleanet.org/clean/community/

2017 Climate Education and Opportunities Collective Impact Summit: http://ccepalliance.org/collective-impact-summit/

2018 Accelerating Climate Action: A Workshop for Community, Business, and Education Leaders

http://ccepalliance.org/accelerating-climate-action-workshop/

Background:

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) international environmental treaty of 1992 has the goal to "stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system". A crucial part of the treaty includes the role of education and public engagement. The UNFCCC Charter and the 2015 Paris Agreement recognized six elements of this work, now collectively referred to as Action for Climate Empowerment (ACE):

  • education,

  • training,

  • public awareness,

  • public access to information,

  • public participation,

  • and international cooperation on these matters.

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