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Building toward breakthrough: Energizing the Paris 2015 climate negotiations and Post-Paris Action Agenda through broader engagementYale Center for Environmental Law and Policy, Yale University, 2015This working paper argues that raising the trajectory of the 2015 Climate Change Agreement to be concluded in December in Paris demands fresh thinking and an action agenda that goes beyond previous efforts.DocumentClimate and Development Knowledge Network, 2015This report explores the relationship between the level of ambition in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the level of ambition in the global climate agreement, due to be agreed in December 2015 at the 21st Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention (UNFCCC COP21) in Paris.DocumentInstitute for Global Dialogue, South Africa, 2014From its origins in 1964,the Group of 77 (G77) has evolved in both its composition and agenda focus. From the initial 77 countries that made the first Joint Declaration at the conclusion of the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) the membership has grown to over 130 member states representing the geo-political South.DocumentInstitute for Global Dialogue, South Africa, 2012Business engagements in COP 17 were informed by past, present and future predictions with regard to movements in the climate negotiations space. The call to have business involved in climate change negotiations can be traced to the G8 Gleneagles Summit of 2005. The G8 Summit drew up the Gleneagles Plan of Action on Climate Change, Clean Energy and Sustainable Development.DocumentInstitute for Global Dialogue, South Africa, 2012Given the stakes surrounding COP 17, following on from two previous failed summits in Cancún (2010) and Copenhagen (2009), and with high expectations for a more ‘just’ outcome, civil society in South Africa (in alliance with global civil society) was under significant pressure to generate a bold and powerful alternative vision through a civil society platform, influence the nDocumentInstitute for Global Dialogue, South Africa, 2012Depending on perceptions, South Africa either had the enviable or the unpleasant task of organising, hosting and ensuring a credible outcome for the 17 th session of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of the Parties (COP).Document
What future for BASIC? The emerging powers dimension in the international politics of climate change negotiationsInstitute for Global Dialogue, South Africa, 2012In Copenhagen 2009, the UNFCCC climate negotiations saw the rise of the emerging powers of Brazil, South Africa, India and China (BASIC) as they assumed a leading role in realizing the final outcome in the shape of the Copenhagen Accord.DocumentInstitute for Global Dialogue, South Africa, 2012The Africa Group is the only regional grouping serving as a negotiating bloc in climate change negotiations. Since its creation, it has been vocal in lobbying for greater actionDocumentWorld Rainforest Movement, 2015The complexity of REDD initiatives from another perspective.DocumentÖko-Institut e.V. - Institute for Applied Ecology, 2015The latest report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change suggests that in 2050 global greenhouse gas emissions need to be 40 to 70% below their 2010 levels in order to prevent a global temperature increase of more than 2°C compared to pre-industrial levels.