December 2 press conference at UNFCCC venue to feature a diverse panel of prominent civil society and academic leaders

LIMA — On Tuesday, Dec. 2 during the COP20 summit in Lima, a global consortium of the world’s leading experts on international climate policy and action will release a comprehensive proposal outlining the key ingredients to reach a global climate agreement in Paris next year. The study, “Elements and Ideas for the 2015 Paris Agreement” provides guidance for how to embed these elements into an ambitious, fair, and universal global pact.

The major proposal, by the Agreement on Climate Transformation 2015 (ACT 2015) consortium, provides recommendations that are grounded in political realities and adequately respond to the dangerous and costly impacts of climate change. It is based on intensive analysis by 10 research institutions with outreach to climate negotiators, hundreds of government representatives and other stakeholders convened during 12 workshops over the past year.

The proposal includes three essential elements and eight core functions necessary for the Paris climate agreement to be successful. The World Resources Institute serves as secretariat of the ACT2015 consortium.

WHAT: Press conference launching the major publication “Elements and Ideas for the 2015 Paris Agreement”


  • Jennifer Morgan, Global Director, Climate Program, World Resources Institute
  • Dr. Antonio G. M. La Viña, Dean, Ateneo School of Government
  • Dr. Niklas Höhne, Founding Partner, New Climate Institute; Associate Professor at Wageningen University
  • Gilberto Arias, Senior Consultant, Energeia

WHERE: Press Conference Room #2, COP20 Venue, Cuartel General del Ejercito del Pera, Lima, Peru

WHEN: Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014, 9:00 – 9:30 a.m. ET

MEDIA CONTACT AND RSVP TO: Rhys Gerholdt,, +1 202 341 1323