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Climate 2020: Facing the future

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UNA-UK has released a major report on the new climate framework, due to be agreed by UN member states in December this year. 

Released at the opening of the Bonn Climate Change Conference on 1 June, Climate 2020 builds on two prior reports by UNA-UK entitled Global Development Goals, which focused exclusively on the post-2015 development agenda.

With articles from over 50 expert contributors, ranging from the Carbon Trust to the UN Development Programme, Climate 2020 considers the prospects for the UNFCCC meeting in Paris this year, including the potential for interaction between the proposed climate agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals. 

Together, the articles provide a source of ideas, practical actions, analysis and case studies on how to develop a climate framework that is equitable, achievable and able to deliver long-term benefits to all.

Contributors include:

  • Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary, UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
  • Laurent Fabius, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, France; and President of the 21st session of the Conference of Parties to the UNFCCC
  • Helen Clark, Administrator, UN Development Programme
  • Kumi Naidoo, Executive Director, Greenpeace International
  • Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director, UN Women 
  • Achim Steiner, Executive Director, UN Environment Programme 
  • Jagan Chapagain, Director, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Asia Pacific
  • Mary Robinson, the UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy on Climate Change and former President of Ireland
  • Anote Tong, President of the Republic of Kiribati
  • Renate Christ, Secretary, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
  • Miguel Arias Cañete, EU Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy
  • Rachel Kyte, Vice President and Special Envoy for Climate Change, World Bank Group

Visit the Climate 2020 website

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