Shape your world.

Citizens’ Climate International (CCI) is a US-based non-profit organization whose mission is to empower citizen volunteers to exercise personal and political power in the shaping of effective climate policy. (CCI is a sister organization of Citizens’ Climate Education and Citizens’ Climate Lobby.)

Our Mission

We work to build political will for a livable world, by empowering citizen volunteers to have breakthroughs in the exercise of their personal and political power. We believe everyone’s chances of success, including governments and industry, are enhanced when the design of our world is shaped by the needs and aspirations of all people.

Our empowerment and advocacy efforts are built on these principles:

  • Rights — By virtue of existing, you are a climate stakeholder; you have a right to expect a healthy climate and a livable future.

  • Participation — Inclusive civics allows for participatory design, where outcomes are attuned to human need and sustainable wellbeing.

  • Integrity — We believe the best solutions are informed by science, and use evidence to plan responsibly.

  • Efficacy — We support policies that drive clear, widespread, effective reductions in climate pollution, while building sustainable prosperity.

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Bringing people into the global process

CCI coordinates engagement of Citizens’ Climate staff and volunteers in multilateral processes, including the UNFCCC negotiations and meetings of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund, the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, and the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition.

In the global negotiating process, we advocate for expanded climate civics at all levels, smart carbon pricing that builds value for people in communities, cooperative climate-smart finance innovation, investment in restoration of Nature, and inclusive, resilience-building food systems transformation.


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This newsletter will generally be published once a month, but during U.N. Climate Change negotiations or at other key moments, we will provide more frequent briefing notes weekly or as major developments unfold.

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