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About

The Climate Solutions Alliance is an alliance of people and organizations around the world working together to address implementing solutions to the Climate Crisis.

The Climate Solutions Alliance was started by Cause Good Things a social enterprise based in Melbourne Australia and FuseChange.org a 501c non profit based in Portland Oregon

Rob Anderson is the project lead and is based in Melbourne, Australia.

Our Purpose

The Climate Solutions Alliance has been created to bring together citizens from around the world to identify and implement solutions to fast-track lowering the levels of Carbon Dioxide and other Greenhouse Gases in Planet Earth’s atmosphere.

 

The Problem

The Paris Climate Agreement was made to limit global warming to 1.5C above pre-industrial levels to limit the severity of extreme weather and other Climate Change impacts. The Climate Scientists are warning that if we exceed this limit we dramatically increase our risks including the risk of hitting ‘positive feedback loops’ (tipping points).

What is not clear is to when we start hitting tipping points (Arctic sea ice loss albedo, Greenland and Antarctic Ice sheets, Methane from Permafrost thaw, Thermohaline Circulation, Loss of forests etc), where things compound and start to runaway.

All these spiraling impacts could bring forward how long we have to solve the problem.

Our Political Leaders in major countries such as USA and Australia are clearly not treating it as a Climate Emergency.

We can’t wait for them. We need people and organizations to lead the charge to avert potentially catastrophic outcomes for future generations.

The activists such as Greta Thunberg and the School Strike for Climate have done an excellent job in raising awareness.

The next decade is pivotal, it’s time to find, prototype and fast-track the wide scale deployment of Climate Solutions.

It’s time for Solutions not just awareness.

Our Solutions

We’ve developed a draft ‘Climate Crisis Solutions Blueprint’ process to fast-track solutions implementation.

The key is to build self-organizing  ‘Citizen Action Working Groups’ to identify the best solutions-based projects and ideas for each of 250+ ‘solutions’.   Our draft list of 250 solutions includes the 100 solutions identified at Project Drawdown with a further 150 solutions, many of which are likely to be even more important than the Project Drawdown’s 100.

For each solution (e.g. Regenerative Agriculture) we create a group on LinkedIn (e.g. Regenerative Agriculture 4 Climate). We then build a ‘community of purpose’ – people wanting to be ‘solutionists’ and contribute to the effort. The initial priority for each ‘solution’ is to identify key existing projects and post them to the LinkedIn group and then invite people involved with that project to join the group. We also build a spreadsheet of projects and organizations and from that develop an ‘Ecosystem Map’ for the solution.

Our main focus for the next few months are solutions related to the themes that will be featured at the TED Countdown Summits in October:

  • Energy
  • Transport
  • Built Environment
  • Food
  • Regreening

We will feed the research from each Solutions Group into the TED process so that the best projects and organizations gain the exposure to attract the human and financial resources needed to fast track their deployment on maximum scale.

We also be running Action Summit events using our ‘Ecosystem Design Thinking’ methodologies based on Stanford University’s Design Thinking, to use the wisdom of the crowd to brainstorm and develop disruptive ideas to help push humanity through the transition to the post-Fossil Fuel era ASAP.

These collaborative innovation events are designed to facilitate ‘outside the box’ thinking to disrupt Climate Change by creating ideas and visions for the world we wish to create.

We recently submitted an example vision (for the Year 2050) created using this process for disrupting the local Food System in Victoria Australia , to the Rockefeller Foundation’s ‘Food System Vision Prize’: Regenvic.com

We intend to launch a project in the next few months called ‘Project 2020 Visions‘ to encourage people to develop open source ideas and visions for the Year 2050. We are calling it 2020 Visions not only because its now 2020, but also to see something with clarity is to see it with 20/20 Vision.

Our Blueprint

  • 1. Recruit Climate ‘Actionists‘ who pledge to declare a Climate Emergency and pledge to take Actions
  • 2. Spread the word
  • 3. Recruit Climate ‘Solutionists’ to join our Climate Solutions Groups on LinkedIn
  • 4. Within each ‘Climate Solutions Group’ , the volunteer Solutionists research to find organizations, projects and ideas and create a post to that LinkedIn Group and invite the people associated to join the group
  • 5.  Foster dialogue about each Solution and build community
  • 6. Visually Map each Climate Solution Ecosystem as a summary of activities
  • 7. Run Climate Action Summit events to workshop solutions using the wisdom of the crowd and ‘Ecosystem Design Thinking’ techniques
  • 8. Develop solutions to the projects – Climate Communications and Project 2020 Visions
  • 9. Set up a Climate Solutions Collaboration Platform (on Atlassian’s Confluence software?)
  • 10. Feed solutions research and ideas into the TED COUNTDOWN Summits to gather this influencer support
  • 11. Support the protoyping of key solutions
  • 12. Support the measurement and reporting of implementation of solutions
  • 13. Support the development of Policy and Policy formation processes through Citizen actions