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Designing the 2015 Global Climate Change Agreement

This page gives a general presentation in three parts:

  • Part I covers the latest developments.
  • Part II gives a general view of the matter concerned.
  • Part III documents.

I) Latest developments

11 Feb 2013

An updated version of the provisional timetable is now available.

10 Jan 2013

An additional document with Frequently Asked Questions is now available.

14 Dec 2012

A document with Frequently Asked Questions is now available.

30 Nov 2012

Publication of corrigenda

08 Nov 2012

Launch of the Restricted Call for Proposals for Designing the 2015 Global Climate Change Agreement.

II) General context

The Durban climate change conference in December 2011 agreed to launch a process, called the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP), "to develop a protocol, another legal instrument or an agreed outcome with legal force under the Convention applicable to all Parties" (the 2015 agreement).

The specific objective of this restricted call for proposals is the development of options on how the 2015 agreement should address all elements of the ADP work-stream on the agreement, including mitigation, adaptation, finance, technology development and transfer, transparency of action and support and capacity building.

The global objective is to support the negotiations under the ADP. This will include arranging for dialogue, research and in-depth analysis. In addition, on the basis of this work and progress in the negotiations, the programme will develop a draft new international agreement. This work must be carried out by organisations such as NGOs, think tanks or centres of academic excellence from a broad and representative range of countries, including major emerging economies, Least Developed Countries and Small Island Developing States.

III) Documents