The World Resources Institute (WRI) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), with the support of the Government of Ireland, have been leading a project aimed at highlighting possible ways forward on some of the key issues surrounding the design of the climate regime. Following a side event in Cancun at COP16 in December 2010, we will be publishing a survey and analysis of the academic literature as well as proposals by non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and governments that seek to advance the design of the regime. UNFCCC negotiators and other climate change experts within governments, international institutions and civil society may find the resources useful to their work.
A detailed overview of the paper, including highlights from the proposals included in the review, is available online for public comment at the following link :
We welcome your feedback on the document. Although we do not aspire to provide a comprehensive list of relevant proposals, it is our intent to capture a diverse range of views on a given key issue so as to reflect the main approaches that may be taken to build the climate regime In this context, we welcome your feedback, comments, and suggestions as to further literature that addresses one of more of the key issues we analyze. We especially welcome topical literature that presents developing country visions for the future climate regime.
The paper will be released in October 2011 and launched in Washington D.C. in the fall as well as through a side event in Durban at COP17. Please send comments to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org by August 7 or contact us if you wish to be kept informed of the developments of the project.
Associate, Climate and Energy Program
World Resources Institute