ACT 2015 Publications
ACT 2015 has released a new publication, How to Strengthen the Institutional Architecture for Capacity Building to Support the Post-2020 Climate Regime. This paper focuses on how to improve the institutional architecture under the UNFCCC aimed at or involved in building the capacity of developing countries to address climate change.
ACT 2015 released a model analysis, Three Implementation Pathways for a 2015 International Climate Agreement. The report analyzes three possible implementation pathways of a scenario that was developed through the ACT 2015 project designed to limit the increase of global mean temperature to a maximum of 2°C. Each pathway is differentiated by timing of emissions reductions and is evaluated for its relative mitigation costs, adaptation costs, damages incurred, avoided damages and net benefits.
ACT 2015 released a phase out factsheet, Analysis Beyond IPCC AR5: Net Phase Out of Global and Regional Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Reduction Implications for 2030 and 2050, that provides a primer on the phase out of net global and regional greenhouse gas emissions and an analysis of the feasibility and scenarios required to meet the 2°C target. The brief clearly and succinctly answers questions on the timelines, energy sources, and challenges faced in trying to achieve a global net emissions phase out.
ACT 2015 released comprehensive legal suggestions for climate negotiators to secure a successful outcome in Paris. Read Getting Specific on the 2015 Climate Change Agreement: Suggestions for the Legal Text with an Explanatory Memorandum.
ACT 2015 has released research on key elements of the 2015 climate agreement:
- Elements and Ideas for the 2015 Paris Agreement. Read the full text and the executive summary of the paper
- Race to the Top: Driving Ambition In the Post-2020 International Climate Agreement
- Options for a Compliance Mechanism in a 2015 Climate Agreement
- Characteristics of Mitigation Commitments
- Improving Transparency and Accountability in the Post-2020 Climate Regime: A Fair Way Forward
- The 2015 Climate Agreement: Concepts and Considerations On Its Legal Architecture
- Options for Adaptation and Loss & Damage in a 2015 Climate Agreement
- Aligning Finance to Deliver Climate Ambition and Climate Resilience in a 2015 Climate Agreement
- Enhancing Bold Collective Action: A Variable Geometry and Incentives Regime
ACT 2015 is also in the process of finalizing research to answer these additional questions:
- How can equity and fairness be implemented across the agreement?
ACT 2015 has analyzed the shifts in the political debate regarding the value of multilateralism in addressing climate change. The paper ‘Political Economy of the Paris Agreement’ outlines the significant and profound challenges and opportunities posed by the 2015 climate agreement.
The ACT 2015 consortium has conducted quantitative analysis looking at the mitigation costs, avoided damage, co-benefits, and environmental and economic consequences of the elements of the Steady, the Dynamic and the Pioneer propositions. Find the draft paper here.
- Designing National Commitments to Drive Measurable Emissions Reductions After 2020 (WRI)
- A Pathway to a Climate Change Agreement in 2015: Options for Setting and Reviewing GHG Emission Reduction Offers (WRI)
- Building International Climate Cooperation (WRI)
- Building the Climate Change Regime (WRI)
- Possible elements of a 2015 legal agreement on climate change (IDDRI)
- Feasibility of GHG emissions phase-out by mid-century (Ecofys)
- Regional GHG reduction targets based on effort sharing: a comparison of studies (Ecofys)
- Towards a policy menu to strengthen the ambition to mitigate greenhouse gases (Ecofys)