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Recent Events & Statements
Watch the full recording of CPR Initiative’s 3rd Public Hearing on Climate Action, which took place on January 25, 2024 in Santa Barbara, California.
Dan Galpern’s statement on Dec. 9, 2023 at the NGO Press Conference Room during the COP28 Climate Education program in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Watch the full recording of CPR Initiative’s 2nd Public Hearing on Climate Action, which took place on September 29, 2023 in Honolulu, Hawai’i.
Watch the full recording of CPR Initiative’s 1st Public Hearing on Climate Action, which took place on November 1, 2022, in Boulder, Colorado.
Interviews & Guest Appearances
Global Warming in the Pipeline and Earth’s Energy Imbalance
As the “Global Warming in the Pipeline” paper is presented at a COP28 Press conference, the Climate Emergency Forum brings you Dr. James Hansen and CPR Initiative’s Dan Galpern with a specially prepared video message followed by a discussion on the policy implications.
CPR Initiative’s Dan Galpern spoke to the Climate Emergency Forum regarding COP28. They provide mixed assessments of COP28, recognizing some positive developments but also highlighting areas where stronger action is needed, particularly in phasing out fossil fuels and addressing subsidies. The discussion emphasizes the importance of holding governments accountable for their climate commitments.
Dan discusses the influence of fossil-fuel-dependent petrostates at COP28, the shifting climate commitments in global stocktakes, and points out the notably poor air quality in the host city, which was ironically hazardous for a climate conference and underlines the contradictions and urgency of addressing fossil fuels.
Dangerous Interference – Fossil Fuel Production
The panel discusses the 2023 Production Gap Report produced by SEI, emphasizing its focus on the disparity between planned fossil fuel production and the levels consistent with the Paris Agreement’s temperature goals.
Dan discusses the global challenge, emphasizing the need for countries to commit to phasing out fossil fuels. He highlights the contradiction in the United States, which, despite reducing its fossil fuel demand, continues to be a major producer and exporter.
A Citizens’ Suit for the Ages
On a recently-published Climate Emergency Forum program titled “The Legal Battle to Save the World,” Dan Galpern and Donn Viviani discuss our climate lawsuit against the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Plaintiffs include experts Viviani, James E. Hansen, John Birks, Richard Heede, and Lise Van Susteren, along with the public interest groups Climate Science, Awareness and Solutions and Climate Protection and Restoration Initiative. Galpern serves as lead counsel.
The far-reaching citizens’ lawsuit seeks to compel EPA to undertake rulemaking aimed at phasing out lethal greenhouse gas pollution.
Saving the EPA From Itself
Join special guests Dan Galpern and Donn Viviani of Climate Protection & Restoration Initiative (CPR Initiative) as they discuss EPA’s recent negative response to their Petition to Phase Out Greenhouse Gas Pollution with Dr. Peter Carter, Paul Beckwith and Charles Gregoire of the Climate Emergency Forum.
WV v. EPA – How Much Law Remains
Special guest Dan Galpern, legal and policy adviser to climate scientist James E. Hansen and founder of Climate Protection & Restoration Initiative (CPR Initiative), joins Dr. Peter Carter, Paul Beckwith and Regina Valdez to provide an important follow up to both the videos ‘Climate Change under U.S. Law – Part 3’ and also the more recent video ‘A Petition to Phase Out Greenhouse Gas Emissions.’ This program provides information about the decision reached, on June 30th, 2022, on the West Virginia versus EPA SCOTUS case and its implications for the CPR petition, which was submitted to the EPA on June 16th, 2022.
Climate Change Under U.S. Law – Part 3
Special guest Dan Galpern, legal and policy adviser to the climate scientist James E. Hansen and the founder of Climate Protection & Restoration Initiative (CPR Initiative), joins Dr. Peter Carter, Paul Beckwith and Regina Valdez in Part 3 of a multi-part series on ‘Climate Change under U.S. Law.’
This program focuses on the potential implications of the West Virginia versus EPA case which was heard by the Supreme Court of the United States on February 28th, 2022. The decision is pending.
Climate Change Under U.S. Law – Part 2
Special guest Dan Galpern, legal and policy adviser to the climate scientist James E. Hansen and the founder of Climate Protection & Restoration Initiative (CPR Initiative), joins Paul Beckwith and Regina Valdez in Part 2 of a multi-part series on ‘Climate Change under U.S. Law.’
Climate Change Under U.S. Law – Part 1
Special guest Dan Galpern, legal and policy adviser to the climate scientist James E. Hansen and the founder of Climate Protection & Restoration Initiative (CPR Initiative), joins Dr. Peter Carter, Paul Beckwith and Regina Valdez in Part 1 of a multi-part series on ‘Climate Change under U.S. Law.’
This program focuses on the various facets of CPR’s first initiative, which proposes to protect the climate by introducing a rising carbon fee on oil, gas, and coal using existing federal U.S. law.
As global powers continue to emit greenhouse gases and our planet continues to warm, water levels will continue to rise, fires will continue to burn, crops wither in fields, and humans desperate for a place to live and food to eat will continue to be forced from their homes. Raya Salter and Dan Galpern join Paul Beckwith and Regina Valdez to discuss eco-migration.
COP Compliance & The Rule of Law
Legal challenges increase commitments, promote collaboration and force compliance using the rule of law, including existing international law, US law and litigation.
National commitments for climate action are essential, yet COP negotiations have led to empty promises. Urgent international collaboration is needed to equitably implement climate solutions. Please sign the petition to President Biden on carbon fees to phase out dangerous GHG emissions.
CPR Initiative has also petitioned the EPA to compel oil, gas and coal companies to clean up their mess by removing excess “legacy” carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4) in the air – or else pay into a carbon removal fund to ensure that happens.
Suing the B@stards
On today’s program we have with us attorneys Dan Galpern and Sarah Mead over-viewing for us the opportunities for taking action on climate change by bringing both corporations and governments to court. Please share this program with any attorneys you know, especially the ones who have children. They would be the most likely to take such legal actions since it is their children’s world that is being stolen from them by a destructive alliance of politics and money.
Making the Carbon Majors Pay for Climate Action
Dr. James Hansen and his legal advisor, Daniel Galpern, Esq., discuss making the fossil fuel companies, the ‘Carbon Majors’, pay for the damage they have done to society, not only in terms of climate change and all of its impacts, but also health impacts. This Climate Matters show, videotaped at COP-23 in Bonn, Germany, furthers the idea that the polluters must pay for the damage their pollution causes.