December 7, 2015 | Paris, France | Climate Change
Galvanizing the Post-2015 Groundswell of Climate Actions
The Stanley Center, in collaboration with the German Development Institute/Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), and The Energy and Resources Institute, will co-host a half-day workshop and discussion titled “Galvanizing the Post-2015 Groundswell of Climate Actions.”
From the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Summit to COP20 in Lima and now Paris—a groundswell of cities, regions, companies, civil society groups, and many others have stepped up to act on climate change. President Humala of Peru has called this “the greatest alliance the world has ever seen” to combat climate change in acknowledgement of the extraordinary mobilization of climate action at all levels of society.
If COP21 is to be a decisive step toward a low-carbon and climate resilient future, the groundswell of climate actions will have to continue to grow in the pre-2020 period. This workshop will discuss the past, present, and future of the groundswell of climate actions: what has happened on the road to Paris; what do we know about the current groundswell; and what is the future of the Lima-Paris Action Agenda? How do the groundswell and national climate policies (in particular, the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions [INDCs]) reinforce each other? And how can climate actions deliver on sustainable development, particularly in developing countries?
The workshop will convene a wide range of stakeholders representing cities, corporations, regions, and other sub– and non–state actors, to discuss these questions, and to take the groundswell of climate actions forward to 2020 and beyond.
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