Joseph Robertson: How Citizen Volunteers are Changing the Game on Climate Policy

Joseph Robertson is Strategic Coordinator for the non-partisan non-profit Citizens Climate Lobby. He was Citizens Climate Lobby’s first group leader in the northeast, and served as volunteer coordinator for New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He is author of the 2010 report Building a Green Economy: On the Economics of Carbon Pricing & the Transition to Clean, Renewable Fuels and is in the process of co-authoring a hundred-year plan for a clean economic transition.

Joseph is the founder and president of Geoversiv Envisioning, a social-benefit commercial endeavor that aims to discover and deploy the ingredients of a clean future of global abundance. He is an emeritus faculty member of the Villanova Center for Energy and Environment Education. From 2000-2007, he was lead online translator into Spanish for the Earth Policy Institute‘s Eco-Economy and Plan B updates on ecological economics (online at

You can read more about the work of Citizens Climate Lobby at:

Learn more about CCL’s policy proposal through this annotated HaikuDeck.
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Follow Joseph Robertson’s writings and projects at or follow him on Twitter at @poet_economist


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