The Global Stocktake at COP28 will evaluate how much progress has been made in the fight against the climate crisis and what more is needed to accelerate climate action forward. But the world is way off track, and the most vulnerable countries and communities are already disproportionately bearing the brunt of the consequences.

What climate-vulnerable countries need at the COP28 climate summit in the UAE is a major course correction driven by a political response that will that rapidly decarbonize all sectors, promote adaptation, scale up climate finance and increase resources to address loss and damage.

To show where action is possible this year, this Call to Action proposes a set of solutions that can accelerate these transformations. As a consortium of think tanks and experts elevating the needs and priorities of vulnerable developing countries at the UN climate negotiations and other multilateral fora, ACT2025 calls for historic progress this year in the following four pillars:

  1. Advancing just and equitable ambition
  2. Driving people-centered and livelihood-sustaining adaptation
  3. Designing fit-for-purpose institutions to address loss and damage
  4. Delivering finance to respond to the needs of the climate crises

Download the Call to Action

Graphic showing Four-Point Plan for COP28.


Image credit: Joe Saade / UN Women


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