The Post-Paris Action Agenda: Features of Non-State and Sub-national Climate Actions
Galvanizing the Groundswell of Climate Actions, German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), The Stanley Foundation, World Resources Institute (WRI), World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF), Blavatnik School of Government (Oxford University), Natural Resources Defence Council (NRDC)
The Galvanizing the Groundswell of Climate Actions Workshop on the Global Climate Action Agenda was held in conjunction with the 1st Alliances and Coalitions Global Forum (23-24 June 2014), organized by the COP 21 and COP 22 presidencies, France and Morocco, to discuss the Global Climate Action Agenda.
The objective of the workshop was to engage in a preparatory dialogue on cross-cutting issues of the Action Agenda in order to make the discussions during the Forum as successful as possible.
Specifically, the workshop focused on three themes. One, how to define and operationalize a set of criteria or characteristics that non-state and subnational climate initiatives should share to feature within the Global Climate Action Agenda, including the COP High-Level Event, the Non-state Actor Zone for Climate Action (NAZCA), etc. Second, and related, the workshop considered institutional arrangements for the Action Agenda, including a) the ways in which initiatives, non-party actors, civil society groups, and other stakeholders can play an effective role in supporting the strategic direction and workings of the Action Agenda, and b) the practical staffing and resource requirements required to support effective climate action through the Action Agenda. Third, the workshop considered ongoing efforts to track the delivery of pledges from non-Party actors and initiatives.