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Climate Positive Movement

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An outline of the climate movement that will transform our societies to stop climate change.

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Climate Positive Movement

  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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