MINUTES OF EDITORIAL
Larry Roeder, Moki Kokoris, Judy Lerner (host), Bill
Gellermann, Chuck Hitchcock., Jeffery Huffines.
Richard Jordan was absent.
Dr. Scott Carlin and Aaron Etra were guests.
July 10, 2008. 3pm, 420 East 54th Street, Apt 31a.
Might start earlier. See notes.
Timelines were posted on the
Deadlines Page. Editors who have not completed
their work need to be reminded.
August, 2008. Drafts of chapters are due. The
Editorial Committee then uses the period between
then and October to coordinate edits with the
various Coordinators, as well as make sure that the
introductory chapters are completed and the design
of the Report.
October 15, 2008 --- edited chapters, introduction,
and two lead chapters go to Executive Committee and
November 15, 2008 --- alterations from Executive
Committee and Congo due; if none are received by
that date, we will assume that there are none to be
December 1, 2008 --- Report to the Secretary General
--- Larry said he would see if he and Jeffrey could
set up a meeting where the Chapter Coordinators and
the Editors the editors might attend. If all of the
Coordinators are not allowed in the same room for
the official handover, it was recommended that a
reception; but that the Secretary General be
invited. Similarly, these also dates apply to the
Chairman of the IPCC.
to submit a summary progress report to Richard
Jordan by Thursday for use in the ExCom. The plan
is to regularly make such reports to ExCom.
BIBLIOGRAPHIC AND REFERENCE
Chuck Hitchcock reported that he had talked to a
number of the chapter editors and agreed on a font
and style for the bibliographic references, lists
and will now develop that information for Larry to
post. This will be submitted in Word, Arial 12
pitch. This work also needs to be coordinated with
Bill Gellermann, who in the previous meeting had
agreed to work on expanding how we list information
on participating organizations. The recommendation
by Chuck, which was accepted, was that each
organization would be allowed to submit a paragraph
of 4-5 lines and an email and web address..
POST REPORT PERIOD
Larry reminded the group
that production of the Report to the Secretary
General is but one deliverable. This led to a
general discussion and an agreement that a special
meeting just on this topic will be held by the
Editorial Working Group in the Near future. The
next meeting is scheduled for July 10th,
which will cover normal Business. It may make sense
to have a separate meeting the following day on this
topic, as the discussion will be lengthy, or begin
the discussions earlier in the day than the normal
3pm time. Recommendations are requested. Send them
to Larry Roeder at
Some of the post report
suggestions that have been received so far are – in
no special order.
in order to allow it to raise money on its own.
This will be important in the future given the
agreement with DPI that the project would be
self-sustaining. If the Working Group is amendable
to this, Larry is prepared to submit the appropriate
paper work to the IRS.
How is it
An effort to develop a post Conference paper and
collaborative effort has never been done before. To
make any future such project easier, the group asked
Larry to develop a short paper that examines how
this effort was done and include a set of
recommendations for future editorial bodies. (This
paper might actually be included as part of the
of the organizations have long seen
the post period as a way of expanding the influence
of civil society, DPI and CONGO in other regions of
the world. To that end, it may make sense to hold
small regional gatherings that expand the
discussions begun in the report and partner with
other climate change initiatives.
Briefing in 2009
The group agreed to ask Geoffrey to request DPI to
allow the project to make a special DPI briefing in
2009 in order to draw attention.
A paper needs to be developed on how to market the
work of the coalition.
CHAPTERS IN DEVELOPMENT AND
National Security and Global Security Issues
Were combined into the War Chapter led by Judy
Lerner’s working group. The new text was also
submitted to the group and will be posted within the
Report to Secretary General Event:
Jeffery Huffines is looking into how best to set
this up. to set up appointment with Secretary
General for Editors.
Spirituality and the Environment:
Dr. Scott Carlin, Associate Professor of Geography,
Earth and Environmental Science, Long Island
University, made a request to set up a chapter that
examined how spirituality could be used as a tool to
fight climate change and protect the environment.
Spirituality was one of the topics raised by a
number of participants at the DPI Conference; so the
Working Group endorsed the recommendation; however,
cautioned that the chapter can’t advocate a
spiritual belief system or that people must be
spiritual – given that participants in the climate
change discussion come from many faiths and are even
agnostic and atheist at times. All of those belief
systems must be respected.
As part of the discussion of the Spirituality
chapter, Bill Gellermann suggested he might be able
to combine some of his ideas for a new chapter into
Carlin’s. The two agreed to work on that idea.
Moki Kokoris is contacting the Explorer's Club about
Multi-Generational and Youth Chapter: Richard
Jordan plans to discuss with the CONGO Office in New
York. (The Conference of NGOs in Consultative
Relationship to the United Nations ) Richard was
unexpectedly absent from the meeting. This will be
handled in the next meeting.
Advocacy Chapter. It was agreed to approach Al
Gore on this chapter. That still needs to be done.
Proliferation Chapter was dropped, as not needed.
This topic can be handled in the Sustainable Energy
Chapter, to the extent that chapter deals with
Nuclear Power as a potential source of energy.
Sustainable Energy: Moki Kokoris will co-chair
working group. Michel Clerc of Droit a l'energie
SOS Future has expressed an interest in joining this
chapter. This needs to be brought together. Larry
Roeder and Moki will discuss how to proceed on this.
Poverty: Chapter will be combined with Sustainable
Development, which will be developed by Richard
Jordan. Richard was absent from the meeting.