Agreement on Climate Transformation 2015 (ACT 2015)

IES Researchers: Sebastian Oberthür, Tomas Wyns, and others

The Agreement on Climate Transformation 2015 (ACT 2015) consortium is a group of the world’s top climate experts from developing and developed countries that have come together to catalyze discussion and build momentum toward reaching a global climate agreement at the forthcoming UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) summit in 2015. To do so the consortium has developed three potential propositions for what the agreement could look like which it will present in a series of workshops around the world, including in developed countries, major emerging economies, least developed countries, and small island developing states. These workshops will engage a wide range of stakeholders and decision makers and enable key government decision-makers, business and civil society leaders to understand the implications of various options and links to national priorities.

The ACT 2015 consortium also conducts research and identifies options for reaching agreement on key elements of a new international climate agreement to be concluded in 2015. Taken together, ACT 2015’s research will provide ideas for how various options would contribute to an ambitious and effective post-2020 regime for the long term. Based on this analysis and a wide range of inputs from the workshops, the ACT 2015 consortium will put forth one proposal which it deems to have the highest potential for catalyzing an effective, fair, and ambitious transition to a low-carbon and climate resilient future both in developed and developing countries. This proposal will provide a key input to policymakers and negotiators as they look to reach a new international agreement by the end of 2015. The proposal will be accompanied by an explanatory memorandum addressing why the suggested elements will have the highest probability of success for catalyzing an effective, fair, and ambitious transition to a low-carbon and climate resilient future.

The project runs from August 2013 to July 2015.

More information can be found on the ACT 2015 Website.