WRI and the Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice created the Climate Justice Dialogue to mobilize political will and creative thinking to shape an equitable and ambitious international climate agreement in 2015.
At COP 17 in Durban, governments agreed to launch a new round of negotiations that will result in adoption of a new agreement in 2015 under the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change. To capitalize on the promise of Durban and to build an atmosphere of trust and reciprocity between countries, issues of equity will have to be discussed and reshaped in an open and constructive manner. The World Resources Institute (WRI) and Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice (MRFCJ) are facilitating the Climate Justice Dialogue to ensure that the new agreement is informed by science, considers the specific needs of the most vulnerable populations, and catalyzes sustainable development.
The Climate Justice Dialogue will feature regional workshops and scenario exercises, a series of working papers and commissioned papers, and a flagship report. This Dialogue will seek to understand and shape the views of political leaders, UNFCCC negotiators, and domestic decision-makers and thought leaders in key countries.