The Climate Positive
     Movement


        Kjell Kühne
      Climate Activist
       World Citizen

       8 July 2010
Why are we here?

   Climate change is threatening




   Innovation and leadership is needed
   Society must be transf...
Some Answers:
   Zero-emissions society
    by 2050




   Build resilience to climate change

   Still meet basic huma...
What is stopping us?

   Powerful interests in fossil fuels
   The rich and powerful are the last to feel the heat
   T...
What is stopping us?

   “Good” old habits

   System inertia
What is stopping us?


  Still waiting for
politicians to fix it for
         us!!!
Here comes the.........


Climate Positive Movement
      A movement whose time has come.

              The Pledge:
 “Fro...
How to be climate positive?

1. Lifestyle Change  Go low-carbon




2. Overcompensate what’s left.
The Climate Account



Keeping track of your carbon footprint

   Many calculators to build upon

 Customized tool for the...
The Database

   Carbon footprints of products
   Pulls together existing information
   Suggests low-carbon alternativ...
Examples – Lifestyle change
   Meat  Veggies
   Vacation choice
   Immortal presents


   ...........focus on suffici...
The (Over-) Compensation

Two-fold approach:

1. Emissions-reducing projects in
Southern countries (e.g. forest
protection...
Advocacy
Unfortunately, just changing ourselves is not
going to be enough to stop climate change.

As Al Gore says:
    D...
Examples - Advocacy

   Global Climate Movement (350.org, Greenpeace etc.)

   Local Initiatives against coal-fired powe...
Climate Positive Communities


   Local groups

   Sharing experiences and best-practices

   Forming buyers’ cooperati...
Impacts
   Individual – Consciousness

   Local – Community

   Regional – Economy

   National – Policy

   Global –...
Strategic Timeframe
   2010: Lay foundations, find partners, develop tools

   2012: Engage the whole climate movement

...
Strategic Timeframe
   2020: Change mainstream policy, green whole sectors

   2030: Scale up to country level

   2050...
Next steps......
   Research existing building blocks

   Hold presentations (like today!)

   Find partners

   Build...
What you can do:
   Give me feedback in the coffee break
   Find out more at:
http://kjells.a.wiki-site.com/index.php/Cl...
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    1. 1. The Climate Positive Movement Kjell Kühne Climate Activist World Citizen 8 July 2010
    2. 2. Why are we here?  Climate change is threatening  Innovation and leadership is needed  Society must be transformed .........but into what?
    3. 3. Some Answers:  Zero-emissions society by 2050  Build resilience to climate change  Still meet basic human needs
    4. 4. What is stopping us?  Powerful interests in fossil fuels  The rich and powerful are the last to feel the heat  The immediately affected have least influence
    5. 5. What is stopping us?  “Good” old habits  System inertia
    6. 6. What is stopping us? Still waiting for politicians to fix it for us!!!
    7. 7. Here comes the......... Climate Positive Movement A movement whose time has come. The Pledge: “From today on, I personally will have a net beneficial impact on the global climate.” Taking greenhouse gases OUT of the atmosphere!
    8. 8. How to be climate positive? 1. Lifestyle Change  Go low-carbon 2. Overcompensate what’s left.
    9. 9. The Climate Account Keeping track of your carbon footprint Many calculators to build upon Customized tool for the movement
    10. 10. The Database  Carbon footprints of products  Pulls together existing information  Suggests low-carbon alternatives for needs  New standard
    11. 11. Examples – Lifestyle change  Meat  Veggies  Vacation choice  Immortal presents  ...........focus on sufficiency  and on what’s important in life!
    12. 12. The (Over-) Compensation Two-fold approach: 1. Emissions-reducing projects in Southern countries (e.g. forest protection, reforestation, renewable energy projects) 2. Retiring carbon credits in the North (e.g. EU ETS)  Some existing mechanisms can be used.
    13. 13. Advocacy Unfortunately, just changing ourselves is not going to be enough to stop climate change. As Al Gore says: Don’t forget the citizen in you!
    14. 14. Examples - Advocacy  Global Climate Movement (350.org, Greenpeace etc.)  Local Initiatives against coal-fired power plants  Online activism
    15. 15. Climate Positive Communities  Local groups  Sharing experiences and best-practices  Forming buyers’ cooperatives  Planning political action
    16. 16. Impacts  Individual – Consciousness  Local – Community  Regional – Economy  National – Policy  Global – Movement for Survival
    17. 17. Strategic Timeframe  2010: Lay foundations, find partners, develop tools  2012: Engage the whole climate movement  2015: Engage whole cities, regions, businesses
    18. 18. Strategic Timeframe  2020: Change mainstream policy, green whole sectors  2030: Scale up to country level  2050: A climate-friendly world society
    19. 19. Next steps......  Research existing building blocks  Hold presentations (like today!)  Find partners  Build the information infrastructure
    20. 20. What you can do:  Give me feedback in the coffee break  Find out more at: http://kjells.a.wiki-site.com/index.php/Climate_Positive_Movement  Share this presentation with climate-conscious friends  Get involved!  My email: kjell@hospitalityclub.org

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