Myra Jackson joins CCI Governing Board

Citizens’ Climate International is proud to welcome Myra L. Jackson to our Governing Board. Myra was elected to the Board on Monday, March 25, 2024. She is a long-time friend and ally of international Citizens’ Climate work, including before the founding of Citizens’ Climate International.

She was a founding member of the Advisory Council of the Citizens’ Climate Engagement Network, back in 2015, supported our Pathway to Paris work before that. She has been a consistent and valued, experienced advisor to CCI on civic engagement in supranational and intergovernmental spaces, and has joined our civil society observer delegation participating in the United Nations Climate Change negotiations.

Myra brings a wealth of experience in terms of governance and in specific relation to our civics mission.

  • She is permanent representative to the UN from the Commons Cluster of NGOs.
  • She has been a leader in the UN Harmony with Nature effort, including breakthroughs on Earth Jurisprudence, Rights of Nature, and related areas of international law.
  • Myra participated in the Open Working Group that brought stakeholder input to the creation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
  • She serves as UN Representative and Focal Point for the Earth Law Center.
  • Myra is also a Board member for The Commons, which is  working to build digital infrastructure in support of the environmental movement.
  • She has served as Senior Advisor for Whole Earth Civics, at Geoversiv, a partner in CCI’s Resilience Intel Initiative and the Climate Value Exchange. In that role, she has been a leading contributor to the Earth Intelligence podcast.

Myra has held a diverse array of hefty careers in engineering, organizational development and academia. Educated as an engineer, Myra found that her early training in electrical theory, physics and music informed her inner and outer life. Today, that training provides useful metaphorical language in discussing the physics of now that points to our intrinsic bond with Nature.

Myra holds the title of Diplomat of the Biosphere awarded by Stockholm Resilience Centre.

In listening to the Earth, she strives to realize the title’s aspirational premise. Her primary focus is on the Planetary Commons and public policy affecting the wellness of people and planet through ecocentric law. She played a key role in shaping Geoversiv’s Call to Action on Planetary Emergency and Ocean Neutrality Initiative, as well as the Principles for Reinventing Prosperity. Linking local and global policy-making, she is founder of the Global Freshwaters Summit, an initiative of the Global Being Foundation.