Through a process of widespread global engagement, ACT 2015 will develop an ambitious and effective proposal for a new international climate agreement in 2015 that catalyzes climate action and moves the world onto low-carbon and climate resilient pathways
Led by WRI, the ACT 2015 consortium of climate experts from developing and developed countries will develop an innovative framework for the forthcoming UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) agreement in 2015. The consortium includes: Ateneo School of Government, E3G (Third Generation Environmentalism), Ecofys, Energeia, Institute for European Studies – Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice, PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, and Tsinghua University.
The consortium will begin by developing three broad options for the agreement, which will then be explored in convenings around the world and analyzed for economic feasibility and their ability to keep global warming below 2 degrees Celsius. We will engage a wide range of stakeholders on these questions, including major emerging economies, least developed countries, small island developing states, the private sector, and civil society organizations.
The ACT 2015 consortium will also conduct research to understand the implications of the key elements of the agreement, including mitigation, adaptation, finance, technology, transparency of action, and capacity building.
Based on this analysis and on a wide range of inputs, the ACT 2015 consortium will prepare a draft proposal for the 2015 climate agreement. This proposal will be accompanied by an explanation of the elements of the proposal and why it will have the highest probability of success for catalyzing an effective, fair, and ambitious transition to a low-carbon and climate resilient future both in developed and developing countries.
The ACT 2015 proposal will provide a key input to policymakers and negotiators as they look to conclude a new international agreement by the end of 2015.