As a champion for global collective action, the Stanley Center works across countries and sectors to aggressively pursue the goal of limiting the increase in global temperatures to 1.5°C above preindustrial levels.
Climate change not only leads to extreme weather events and dangerous health effects the world over, but, as a threat multiplier, it poses a direct risk to human survival for many of the world’s most vulnerable communities.
To combat the many threats posed by climate change, the nations of the world have agreed to limit the increase in global average temperature to 1.5°C above preindustrial levels. At the Stanley Center, we pursue safe, just, and equitable pathways toward meeting this goal.
We believe that mitigating climate change is not only important for global peace and security, but key to fulfilling our moral imperative to protect those communities most at risk. Our work is time sensitive and urgent.
To avoid irreversible impacts, global carbon emissions must peak and begin a rapid decline in 2020. The temporary peak brought about by COVID-19 offers a chance to redesign many systems toward carbon neutrality but has also demonstrated the imperative for justice and inclusivity in climate policy. While the urgency of climate change poses many challenges, it also creates the opportunity to emerge from the pandemic and economic turmoil with healthier, more resilient, and climate-safe societies.
Moving into the next round of climate negotiations, the Stanley Center will continue to champion collective action by facilitating collaboration not only among national governments, but also subnational governments and actors in civil society and the private sector.
To be successful, the most critical transformational pathways for reducing emissions need to be accelerated, and innovative and lesser-explored pathways need further attention. We encourage the international climate community to develop collective action policy solutions and elevate them on the international agenda.
With the attention of the world on pandemic recovery, social justice, economic stabilization, and fair elections all at once, we know this emerging movement of movements can catalyze the climate action the world needs and help orient it toward fairer and more equitable outcomes. As actors of all kinds call for solutions, we scale up and leverage those efforts by connecting coalitions and alliances that would not otherwise cross paths.
The scope of the threat posed by climate change demands that we work with colleagues in migration, global public health, biodiversity, and international security. With decades of experience as a multilateral and global-governance-focused organization, we find collective action opportunities and build new collaborations across fields and sectors.
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