Building upon the Clinton Global Initiative focus on partnership and contribution to the climate change agenda, this commitment will address the overarching issue of climate change through a framework for negotiations on a post-Kyoto treaty.
Organized by the UN Foundation and the Club of Madrid in 2007, the GLCA is galvanizing international action to tackle climate change through a framework to guide negotiations on a post-Kyoto climate treaty. The framework is already regarded internationally as an important first step to building consensus.
The framework is unique in two ways:
- It is the agreed view of 25 diverse world leaders - former heads of state and government from both North and South and leaders from business and civil society.
- It is bold and comprehensive (involving all countries, all sectors, all sources and sinks, and both mitigation and adaptation), presenting a path forward for the negotiations and addressing the most contentious issues that need to be resolved.
The framework proposes that the negotiations follow four broad and interconnected pathways to conclude a new and comprehensive agreement in 2009:
1. Mitigation targets, timetables, and market-based mechanisms
3. Technology development and cooperation
The framework affirms the need for all nations to take action, but recognizes the need for different commitments based on countries' stage of development and historic responsibility for greenhouse gas emissions.
As a founding partner of GLCA, H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco will personally commit his time and resources to encourage global leaders and introduce the framework as the platform for international negotiations. H.S.H. Prince Albert II was attracted to make the CGI Commitment to Action to the Global Leaders for Climate Action because of his profound belief in the need to mobilize exceptional resources and global leadership to respond urgently within an effective framework to the challenge facing the future of the planet from the accelerating effects of climate change. The Global Leadership for Climate Action initiative is the first policy project to be funded by the Foundation.
Members of the task force, led by former Chilean President Ricardo Lagos and former Senator Timothy E. Wirth, will engage in a series of meetings with senior government officials negotiating a post-Kyoto agreement including at the next UN negotiating session in Bali in December, 2007. Subsequently, task force members and experts will engage further with the G-8´s Gleneagles Dialogue process, leading up to the G-8 Summit in Japan in June 2008. The GLCA will also promote the framework with international financial institutions, including the Inter-American Development Bank in April, the Asian Development Bank in May and the African Development Bank in June. Prince Albert II of Monaco will also encourage others, including heads of state, to accept the framework as the primary platform for negotiations.
The framework will be presented in the following meetings leading up to the 2008 G8 Summit
Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC in Bali
The Club of Madrid Annual Meeting
The Final meeting of the Gleneagles Dialogue.
SEEKING: implementing partners, Best Practice Information and Media/Marketing Opportunities. GLCA seeks partners that could further collaborate in its awareness-raising campaign and could widen its knowledge on climate change topics specially on the areas of urban development and climate change and of climate finance for developing countries.
OFFERING: Implementing Partners and Best Practice Information. The members of the GLCA and the CoM offer an unparalleled body of expertise based in experience along with the support of the UNF, which can advance the post-2012 climate agreement dialogue.