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Building the climate change regime

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Launch of New Paper Building the Climate Change Regime: Survey and Analysis of Approaches

A month from now, countries will gather in Durban, South Africa to try to reach agreement on an ambitious programme for tackling climate change. The world’s aggregate level of effort on climate change mitigation is not in line with the science. In a call to do more, the World Resources Institute (WRI) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), with the support of the Government of Ireland, are launching a paper that outlines various options put forward by governments, NGOs and academics for designing a climate regime capable of delivering adequate mitigation action.

The paper, entitled Building the Climate Change Regime: Survey and Analysis of Approaches, shows that a menu of options is available for scaling up action on the part of national governments and designing a climate regime capable of delivering adequate mitigation action. The paper underlines the central role of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and points to a constellation of actors - multilateral institutions, governments, businesses, states, cities and citizens - whose capacities and specialized focus can contribute to climate governance, emission reductions, and adaptation investment.

WHAT
Launch of “Building the Climate Change Regime: Survey and Analysis of Approaches”

WHEN
Monday, October 24, 2011
1:00 – 2:30 p.m. ET

WHO

  • Amy Fraenkel, Director, UNEP Regional Office for North America
  • Socorro Flores Liera, Director General for Global Issues, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico
  • Noel Casserly, Climate Change Policy, Department of Environment, Community and Local Government, Government of Ireland
  • Jennifer Morgan, Director, Climate and Energy Program, World Resources Institute
  • Remi Moncel, Associate, Climate and Energy Program, World Resources Institute

The presentations will be followed by a Q&A session.

WHERE
World Resources Institute
10 G Street NE, Suite 800 (8th Floor)
Washington, D.C. 20002

MEDIA CALL-IN
Call-in Number: +1-712-580-8025 (U.S. and International) Participant Access Code: 1348825

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