CCI & The Fletcher School team up to host Earth Diplomacy Leadership workshops
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For those of you who also receive the CCI Newsletter, please forgive the cross-posting. I am very pleased to share with you that tomorrow—Thursday, May 18—will open the SB58 cycle of climate diplomacy workshops, co-convened by Citizens’ Climate International and The Fletcher School at Tufts University.
The May-June 2023 cycle of Earth Diplomacy Leadership Initiative workshops will focus on the SB58 round of United Nations Climate Change negotiations. This year’s trainings will build on success and substance of the Pre-COP27 round, and will include four segments:
Pre-Bonn – May 18-26
In-session (Bonn) – June 5-16
Post-Bonn – June 26-29
Ongoing Thematic Work – hosted virtually through networked discussion threads on the People’s Pavilion digital platform
Registration for these workshops is free of charge. Our aim is to empower and sustain a growing community of skilled multidimensional negotiators and observers, representing people of all backgrounds, from all geographies.
A more detailed look at the overall program is included below.
Sessions run for 90 min, starting at 9:00 am EDT / 15:00 CEST / 16:00 EAT / 18:30 IST / 22:00 JST
Thu, May 18 – The Process (virtual)
Tue, May 23 – The Stakes (virtual)
Fri, May 26 – Transformational Outcomes (virtual)
In-session (Bonn) Programme
Tue, June 6 – Mutual Gains Negotiation session (hybrid)
Fri, June 9 – Week 1 check-in (hybrid)
Fri, June 16 – Week 2 check-in: emerging insights (virtual)
Mon, June 26 – SB58 debrief (virtual)
Thu, June 29 – Look ahead to COP28 (virtual)
Ongoing Thematic Work
Thematic discussions following select topics within the UNFCCC negotiation process, and across Conventions:
Global Stocktake on Paris Agreement Progress, including stakeholder engagement
Non-Market Approaches to international climate cooperation under Article 6.8 of the Paris Agreement
Reform of International Finance, including vulnerability-sensitive sovereign debt management
The Transitional Committee tasked with creating a Loss and Damage Fund (COP27 dispatch / UNFCCC workstream / Transitional Committee)
Food systems transformation, and food-related financial innovation and mobilization
Protection and restoration of ecosystems and biodiversity, drawing on the Dec 2022 Global Biodiversity Framework and the March 2023 Agreement on Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction (The High Seas Treaty or BBNJ Agreement)
For an updated overview
Visit good.ctzn.works/diplo for a regularly updated overview of the SB58 cycle of workshops, including background materials and the roster of instructors.