“Addressing the Climate Crisis with Networks of the Willing and Committed”

Coinciding with Climate Week New York and the UN Climate Summit on September 23, Global Solution Networks announces the publication of a new project proposing critical new ways to strengthen the efforts of those on the front lines of the climate change battle—a governance network that brings dispersed efforts together and builds on the potential of greater collaboration. “Addressing the Climate Crisis” is authored by Dr. Edward M. Marshall, President of the Marshall Group, with an overview by Don Tapscott, Executive Director of the Global Solution Networks program.

The climate science debate is over. Climate change will fundamentally alter life as we know it and the window for slowing it down is closing. The issue must be the top priority for every sector of society.

In spite of 25 years of international efforts to make climate change a top priority, nations have failed to find solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In fact, the rate of emissions has increased. In the face of the growing crisis, citizens and organizations have used the internet to create hundreds of global solution networks focused on climate change to mobilize scientists, watchdogs, advocates, policy experts and delivery experts to address the problem.

These climate change networks are doing the best they can, but the GSN program team recommends a “second generation” approach, a governance network that enables collaboration among hundreds of networks for the purpose of mobilizing public action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Read the complete press release and the research report on the Global Solutions Network website here.

 

 

Jennifer Ehidiamen founded RuralReporters.com in 2014. She is actively exploring the intersection between storytelling, tech and development. She has reported on global health and development issues in Africa for Voice of America (VOA News), Global Press Institute, Ventures Africa, The Nation etc. A 2016 Foreign Press Scholarship award recipient, 2013 Innovative Young Journalist Award recipient, 2013 New Media Fellow for International Reporting Project, and 2010 LEAP Africa Award recipient, Jennifer runs the Rural Reports project with a team spread across different regions in Africa. The news portal is dedicated to covering issues around rural development. Jennifer graduated from the Nigerian Institute of Journalism with a degree in Mass Communication and earned a Master of Arts degree from Columbia University. She has published three books: "In Days to Come" (2004), "Preserve my Saltiness" (2011) and "Half A Loaf And A Bakery" (2013). Jennifer currently serves as a full-time writer and communications consultant. Follow Jennifer on Twitter @Disgeneration

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