At the 2011 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 17) in Durban, South Africa, 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 (UNFCCC). To realize the promise of Durban and to build an atmosphere of trust and reciprocity between countries, issues of equity must be discussed and reshaped in an open and constructive manner. WRI and the 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.
Declaration on Climate Justice
United in the need for a strong response to the climate crisis, a diverse group of leaders and advocates issued on September 18, 2013 a Declaration on Climate Justice. The Declaration calls on world leaders to take bold action on climate change and create a future that is fair for all.