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January National Call – Outcomes of COP28
January 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm EST
Reflections on the Outcomes of COP28
A lot happened at COP28, was it just smoke and mirrors? We witnessed a historic global agreement to move away from fossil fuels, the creation of a Loss and Damage Fund, the first health day at COP, and the commitment from dozens of oil companies to tackle methane leaks. We’ll hear from a few of our allies, including two of our Breathe Again Collaborative partners, about their first-hand experiences in Dubai. Our guests will discuss the wins and the losses, including the failure of more ambitious plans to phase out fossil fuels, unfortunately leaving room for fossil (natural) gas and false solutions like Carbon Capture and Storage (CSS). We’ll look to what we can do moving forward to ensure the promises of global leaders are kept.
Rev. Susannah Tuttle, North Carolina Interfaith Power and Light
Myra L Jackson, Founder, Global Freshwaters Summit, an initiative of the Global Being Foundation
Joseph Robertson, Citizens Climate International
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About the Speaker
|Susannah Tuttle is the director of the NC Council of Churches Eco-Justice Connection Program. A primary campaign of the program is NC Interfaith Power & Light (NCIPL), addressing the issues and impacts of climate change as a moral imperative. Susannah received a Masters of Divinity degree with an emphasis on ecological ethics from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA. Susannah is a founding member of the Southeast Faith Leaders Network and is an active member of the US Climate Action Network. She currently serves on the Executive Board of the Southeast Climate & Energy Network (SCEN), and is the Community Liaison for the U.S Fair Share Collaborative, and is a founding member of the Breathe Again Collaborative. Susannah lives on a gravel road in Orange County, NC with her husband who is a builder, gardener, and musician, and their two beloved dogs.
|Myra Jackson has enjoyed a diverse array of hefty careers as an Electrical Engineer, Organizational Development Professional, Systems Thinker and Master Trainer.
She fully retired at the age of 48 to actualize her own inner and outer peace with the environment and work on behalf of the restoration of people and planet in harmony with Nature. Her spiritual path deepened with travel into remote areas of the Earth and living abroad where an opportunity to represent 88 NGOs as a focal point during the Rio +20 summit brought her to Brazil and into a formal relationship with the UN system.
Myra served on the UN Open Working Group on the Sustainable Development goals from March 2013 to July 2015 and led efforts to communicate the 17 SDGs from the global to local in her role as UN Representative and focal point on Climate Change and Rights of Nature with Earth Law Center. She is Senior Advisor on Whole Earth Civics and UNFCCC delegate since 2014; and serves on the UN Harmony with Nature Expert Platform.
In 2021, Myra convened the Global Freshwaters Summit, an initiative of the Global Being Foundation established by her in the same year. In December 2021, she joined the board of The Commons where real earth metrics aid national and local governmental agencies in decision-making; and digital journalism that informs communities working to restore people and planet through science and story-telling.
Myra is currently the Mindfulness Fellow and visiting instructor on Sustainability in the Anthropocene at Colorado College. With COP28 as her 16th UN climate change meeting, Myra traveled to COP27 and COP28 with a cohort of Colorado College students along with 10 other institutions of higher learning.
In an aspirational way, Myra carries the title of Diplomat of the Biosphere given by the Stockholm Resilience Centre and speaks internationally on the SDGs, climate change and the rights of Nature. She invites all of us to listen to the Earth in a way that ensures a healthy living Biosphere.
|Joseph Robertson is Citizens’ Climate International Executive Director and is Citizens Climate Education’s Global Strategy Director. He does policy analysis, coordinates strategy to train and empower volunteers, and develops new groups abroad. He leads CCE’s engagement with the United Nations, the World Bank, the IMF, the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition, and other multilateral institutions.
Joe also leads the Citizens’ Climate Engagement Network, a global organizing project from Citizens’ Climate Lobby and Citizens’ Climate Education, supported by an Advisory Coalition of partner organizations, aimed at expanding the global civic space for effective climate policy. He is the founder of Geoversiv.net and the Geoversiv Foundation and is the lead strategist supporting the high-level climate dialogue series Accelerating Progress, Advancing Innovation.
Joe is the author of the book Building a Green Economy: On the Economics of Carbon Pricing & the Transition to Clean, Renewable Fuels and a member of the Executive Board of the NGO Committee on Sustainable Development-NY.
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