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International Cooperative Initiatives – from concept to impact

last modified Oct 06, 2016 08:53 AM
15 March 2016 – The culmination of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL)’s work with Ecofys for the Nordic Council of Ministers has seen the Climate Initiatives Platform (CIP) transferred to the United Nations Environment Programme.

Nordic-Council-of-Ministers.pngA final report highlights the information in this valuable database as well as commenting on developments in non-state climate action and the outlook for this comprehensive data source after the Paris COP.

The Climate Initiatives Platform could continue to be used to strengthen delivery from non-state initiatives in the wake of the Paris agreement particularly with further support and maintenance of the CIP’s open source information.  

The CIP houses over 240 cooperative initiatives in which non-state actors take voluntary action in the form of dialogues, formal multilateral processes or through implementation. During interviews with several of the initiatives for the report they showed enthusiasm to align with the UNFCCC process but commented on the difficulties of setting targets and the importance of building trust within the initiative itself with the different actors.

The report provides five recommendations for the platform through which to drive further benefits for international cooperative initiatives.

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David Webb

Programme Manager