International Cooperative Initiatives – from concept to impact

Published: 16/03/2016

The Paris Agreement is widely considered to be of historic significance. A strong signal to non-state actors has been sent out that countries stand behind curbing greenhouse gas emissions with the objective to keep temperature rise well below 2°C and even to stay below 1.5°C. Current research suggests that country efforts are insufficient in tackling climate change. International cooperative initiatives (ICIs) continue to be important to deliver the emissions reductions needed to keep global temperatures low.

Since 2013 Ecofys together with our partners at Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) has been actively engaged in the topic of cooperative initiatives, exploring individual initiatives, their workings and developing the Climate Initiatives Platform that displays the variety of collaboration forms that are tackling climate change. In response to the growing interest in the potential ICIs the Climate Initiative Platform was developed. This report highlights the information that has been gathered within the platform, the update that has been carried out on the road to Paris and the outlook for this comprehensive data on cooperative initiatives post-2015.

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Katja Eisbrenner
Climate Strategies and Policies
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