May 19, 2016 | Bonn, Germany | Climate Change

Cooperation Toward a 1.5ºC Multistakeholder Coalition

Invitation Only

The Stanley Center in cooperation with Climate Vulnerable Forum, CAN, and CARE will host a dinner that will bring together individuals from like-minded organizations who wish to cooperate and collaborate on organizing a 1.5°C Coalition. The dinner discussion will open with remarks from Wael Hmaidan, Executive Director, Climate Action Network – International.

Aligned with the strong recognition of the 1.5-degree Celsius target in the Paris Agreement, driven by a dynamic coalition of more than 100 countries and hundreds of civil society organizations, there is an opportunity to build even greater momentum through multistakeholder cooperation on advancing this new goal in decision making at all levels. One example of an initiative that highlights the continuous demand for the new target is #1o5C.

The objective of the dinner is to discuss the best possible ways to coordinate efforts to support a “non-owned” multistakeholder 1.5°C coalition. These efforts may include:

  • The basic criteria for countries, subnationals, and nonstate actors to join the coalition.
  • Objectives and narrative creation.
  • Administrative and organizational elements, including resources required.
  • Next steps to build a broader level of support.

This event is seen as one step in the coalition building process. These organizations will seek input on the best way to engage and/or collaborate with interested individuals and other organizations for taking the conversation forward.


Rei Tang

Program Officer
Climate Change