Despite two decades of negotiations, countries have yet to agree a treaty that is sufficiently ambitious to prevent a dangerous warming of the Earth’s climate. The success of the next climate treaty requires a crescendo of advance mitigation activities by countries - but also cities, companies, and civil society groups - from 2013 onward.
This policy memo lays out four key suggestions for how countries can galvanize the necessary actions at COP19 in Warsaw in November 2013:
- Record the pledges of countries and, through linked initiatives, those of other intergovernmental fora, cities/regions, companies, and civil society groups
- Review pledges to clarify and enhance ambition
- Reinforce pledges through capacitybuilding, finance, and other tools
- Recruit more countries, cities/regions, companies, and civil society groups to take advantage of unexploited mitigation opportunities