“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 is a tech-savvy journalist based in Lagos. She reports on global health and development issues in Africa for Voice of America (VOA News). Jennifer also serves as a photojournalist and communications consultant. A 2013 Innovative Young Journalist Award recipient, 2013 New Media fellow for International Reporting Project, 2010 LEAP Africa award recipient and a 2009 Atlas Service Corps Fellow, Jennifer recently founded the Rural Reports project [http://www.ruralreporters.com], a news portal dedicated to grassroots citizen-reporting. She serves as an Advisory Council member for Washington DC-based One World Youth Project (OWYP). She has published three books: "In Days to Come" (2004), "Preserve my Saltiness" (2011) and "Half A Loaf And A Bakery" (2013). Jennifer graduated from the Nigerian Institute of Journalism with a degree in Mass Communication. Follow Jennifer on Twitter @Disgeneration