Works

Together, we will identify the best ways to translate your ideas and plans into real outcomes and create value for your organisation, stakeholders, the environment and society.

There are various ways I can help. From helping you implement a sustainability or net zero carbon strategy or campaign aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement, or keeping you updated on climate change policy or the Agriculture and Environment Bills. Or perhaps you need some extra stakeholder engagement work or project management support? Please get in contact with me to find out how we can work together.

Specialist Areas

  • Climate policy, advocacy and campaigns
  • Sustainability and climate change strategy
  • Project management
  • Research
  • Stakeholder engagement and facilitation
  • Strategic communications

About Ciara shannon

I began working on Corporate Sustainability and Socially Responsible Investing in 2001 for a family office and then worked on various sustainability projects for business, NGOs and the UK Government. Since 2006, I have focused more on climate change with the business sector and the faith sector and I care deeply about our planetary boundaries and the challenges my clients face.

Some climate projects & Strategy

  • Zero Carbon Lake District Pound – in development
  • Sustainable Finance Sculpture Project – here
  • OurVoices – here, Green Faith – here. HK Interfaith Climate Network – here. Global Catholic Climate Change Movement – here. Global Buddhist Climate Change Collective –here
  • HK Climate Change Forum – here
  • PlanetEden/EdenVentures – own intiative
  • Climate Change Business Forum – here Business Environment Council – here

Some Policy & research

Have attended many UN Conference of the Parties (COPs) since Bali (2007). Done multiple policy briefings and responded to government consultations and have a good understanding of international climate policy, with keen interest in China and the UK’s climate policy. Some research listed below that is not linked was for private clients.

  • Buddhist Climate Policy Statement to World Leaders – here. Interfaith Climate Policy Statements to World Leaders – here
  • What’s Next for Climate Action?
  • Financing Energy Access for the Poorest
  • Impact Investments in Decentralised Renewable Energy and Innovative Finance Vehicles
  • Levers of Change, Divest- Invest
  • Independent Sustainabilty Review. A Net Negative or Net Positive Gain?
  • Business Guide to Emission Reduction – here.
  • Eco-Parish GHG Reduction Guide – here
  • Every Building a Powerhouse – here
  • Carbon Markets and What they Mean for Asia and HK
  • REDD+, deforestation and Asia

Some CAMPAIGNs

  • Shine: Investing in Energy Access for All – here
  • Faiths4ParisAgreement  – here  Faith4ClimateAction here. 
  • Light4Lima – here
  • People’s Climate Pilgrimage – here.
  • Low Carbon – What’s Your Story Campaign? Saatchi & Saatchi, Isobar and Climate Change Business Forum – here

SOME PUBLISHED WRITING

  • For Peat’s Sake: Hope for a Hot Planet – The Royal Geographical Society, HK – here
  • The Great Break Up: Larsen B – The Royal Geographical Society, HK – here
  • Cities Must Adapt to Climate Change or Risk Disaster, SCMP – here
  • Climate Change Battle Can Unite People of All Faiths, SCMP – here
  • Hong Kong Steps Up Commitments to Reduce Emissions, Business Wire China – here
  • A Few Holes to Fill in Climate Action Plan, SCMP – here
  • Carbon Trading Goes East, Ecozine – here
  • From the Scary to the Feasible – Geoengineering, Ecozine – here
  • Mission to Set a Spotlight on a Fragile World, SCMP – here

Some events & facilitation

  • Tessa Tennant Lifetime Achievement Event – here
  • Divest-Invest, COP22 – here
  • High-level Climate Statement Handover – here. 
  • People’s Pilgrimage for Climate Action – video here and The Moral Imperative of Climate Change – here
  • People’s Climate March with 350.org – here
  • Building Resilience to Climate Change and Urban Adaptation in Asia. 3rd International Climate Conference, ICCC2014 – here
  • Integrated Reporting and Sustainability Communications Master Class with Futerra – here
  • Climate change ‘Hot Air’ gig – fun!
  • Carbon Grills – ‘grill’ the climate experts
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