Minneapolis 2015: A Last Stop before Paris
Sunday, October 25, 2015 from 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM (CDT)
A Pathway to Paris Dialogue Event bringing Citizen Engagement to Global Climate Talks
On October 25th 2015, under the auspices of Oslo-based Partnership for Change, Citizens’ Climate Lobby will convene a globally-networked discussion on the impact of climate change on communities, the role of citizens in driving change and the catalytic solutions to securing the livable climate future.
This initiative is the first in a series of dialogues that will establish a process connecting citizens to decision-makers, to ensure that what starts in Paris reaches all people and results in real, sustained, and successful outcomes for people and the climate.
The Day of Dialogue will include:
9:00 am — Coffee & registration
9:30 am — Plenary Session 1
WHAT'S YOUR ROLE IN GLOBAL CLIMATE TALKS?
10:25 am — Dialogue Session 1
Building the Workstreams
11:40 am — Dialogue Session 2
How Local Leadership Defines our Climate Future
12:40 pm — Working lunch
Opportunities for Informal Discussion of the Day's Lessons
1:30 pm — Plenary Session 2
CITIZENSHIP AS CLIMATE ACTION
2:40 pm — Dialogue Session 3
Workstream Focus Groups
4:00 pm — Plenary Session 3
FOUNDING THE CITIZENS' CLIMATE ENGAGEMENT NETWORK
Sunday, October 25, is your opportunity to participate in the creation of a new global network of partners, working locally to empower citizens, strengthen government action on climate, and drive needed solutions across the world. Outcomes from the 25th will inform a high-level Chatham House rules dialogue on Monday, October 26, featuring leaders from business, government, advocacy, and scholarship.
Citizens’ Climate Lobby and the Pathway to Paris coalition will bring outcomes from Minneapolis 2015 to the global climate negotiations that open in Paris on November 30.
Partnership for Change is an Oslo-based organization, with a US-affiliate office in Minneapolis, working to empower individuals, in particular women and youth, through education and job creation to build socially, environmentally, and financially sustainable communities.
Citizens' Climate Lobby is a nonpartisan nonprofit organization, based in Coronado, California, whose mission is to build political will for a livable world and empower citizen volunteers to have breakthroughs in the exercise of their personal and political power. CCL's Pathway to Paris project is working to bring this kind of deep civic engagement into intergovernmental negotiating processes.
Honorary Co-Chairs of Minneapolis 2015 include Carlson Holdings' Co-CEO Marilyn Carlson Nelson, former U.S. Vice President Walter Mondale, President of the University of Minnesota Eric Kaler, and President of Augsburg College Paul Pribbenow.
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