How would you define a future that works?
The Consultation on Priorities for a Livable Future is asking people of all perspectives to share their vision for a future that is livable, sustainable, and just. Lend your voice on Jan 24.
What kind of future do you want?
On Tuesday, January 24, Citizens’ Climate International is convening a first global online event to examine stakeholders’ insights on Priorities for a Livable Future. The event will review critical questions, information about evolving sustainability and climate challenges, and invite participants to share their priorities.
When the COVID-19 pandemic took hold, people around the world quickly found their everyday experience disrupted, threatened, or shut down. For two and a half years, the pandemic has continued to have devastating impacts on human health, economic stability, and the fiscal health and resilience of nation states.
Three years in, many now recognize the COVID-19 pandemic as the first global catastrophic event of the Anthropocene epoch—the time in which the health of Earth systems is shaped by human behavior, and this human impact is leaving a visible imprint in the geological record.
Climate disasters have become commonplace, and often overlap and compound one another's effects, in all regions of the world.
Because we have not yet taken responsibility collectively for the stewardship of natural systems, we face an ever intensifying pattern of crisis colliding with crisis (nature loss, mass extinction, ecological breakdown, prolonged scarcity of water, food, and other everyday needs).
In 2022, Russia's invasion of Ukraine set off an acceleration of cascading negative impacts, threatening global food security and contributing to an unprecedented global cost of living crisis.
The pandemic, climate, and confict-related risks are colliding with a worsening sovereign debt crisis, making it harder countries to respond in this time of need.
The United Nations' Global Crisis Response Group on Food, Energy, and Finance, finds 1.6 billion people across 94 countries face serious vulnerability from at least one dimension of the global multi-crisis. 1.2 billion of those people live in countries experiencing the "perfect storm" of crisis in food, energy, and finance.
In September 2020, CCI and Resilience Intel published the Principles for Reinventing Prosperity. They constituted a stakeholder-driven approach to building back better from the COVID-19 emergency, and working towards all 17 Sustainable Development Goals and a climate resilient future of inclusive prosperity.
The six principles are:
We are all future-builders.
Health is a fabric of wellbeing and value.
Resilience is a baseline imperative.
Leave no one behind.
Design to transcend crisis.
Maximize integrative value creation.
The 2022 Reinventing Prosperity Report emphasizes the value of engagement and participation for a ‘capital to communities’ approach to mobilizing inclusive, climate-smart sustainable finance.
Share your vision
As we carry climate advocacy and transformation forward from the COP26 and COP27 UN Climate Change negotiations, toward COP28 (in December 2023), and toward the Summit of the Future (in September 2024), CCI will be working with partners to host a global online consultation on priorities for a livable future.
The consultation will run online, from Novermber 2022 to May 2024, and will be focused on building stakeholders' insights into Resilience Intel reports to inform action at the COP28 in 2023 and the 2024 United Nations Summit of the Future on Multilateral Solutions for a Better Tomorrow.
At the COP27 United Nations Climate Change negotiations in Sharm el-Sheikh, we heard unprecedented support for robust, ongoing stakeholder engagement across the process, including:
for assessment of progress in the Global Stocktake, throughout 2023,
for understanding and fine-tuning adaptation and resilience measures,
and in the context of whole-of-society Action for Climate Empowerment.
We invite leaders, stakeholders, and communities, to organize events focused on Priorities for a Livable Future, using the Engage4Climate Toolkit.
Register to join us for the special global online event on Tuesday, January 24, to share your vision for a livable future.