Timeline of climate related meetings ahead of COP21
There is an intense schedule of climate change related meetings – on international and regional level – ahead of the climate change summit COP21 in Paris in December.
Click here for a regularly updated timeline containing information about the significance of the meetings and links to relevant websites and documents.
Fossil Fuel Divestment movement gains traction in the run up to the Paris Climate Summit
Fossil fuel divestment started as a grass-roots movement and, as it gains momentum, more and more actors – university campuses, cities, pension funds, banks, to name but a few – commit to move away from investing in coal, oil and gas. Divestment campaigns have been increasing the pressure on governments and institutions in the run up to the upcoming climate summit in Paris but will also play an important role once the expected global agreement to halt climate change is in place.
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Our activities include: synthesising and advancing scientific knowledge in the area of climate change science, policy and impacts; providing science and policy support to the Least Developed Countries and Small Island Developing States in international climate negotiations, and tracking and analysing the effectiveness of national climate policies globally with the Climate Action Tracker
A multidisciplinary and culturally diverse team composed of experts in climate science and impacts, including authors of the IPCC, experts in climate finance, adaptation, climate negotiation, mitigation policies and climate policy analysis.
Synthesise and advance scientific knowledge in the area of climate change and on this basis provide support and capacity building to stakeholders. By linking scientific and policy analysis, we provide state-of-the-art solutions to global and national climate change policy challenges.
Supporting science-based policy to prevent dangerous climate change, enabling sustainable development