April 2019

Climate ambition support



DAI Global, Germanwatch, Independent Diplomat, iied, Legal Response International, Overseas Development Institute

The Climate Ambition Support Alliance (CASA), launched in 2019 as an initial three-year programme and funded by the then UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), seeks to strengthen the capacity and support the engagement of climate-vulnerable countries in international climate negotiations.

Within CASA, Climate Analytics provides negotiation and related support to both the Group of Least Developed Countries (LDCs) as well as the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) representing most of the Small Island Developing States (SIDS).

The LDC Group represents 47 countries that are among the poorest and vulnerable countries in the world. AOSIS comprises a group of 44 small island and low-lying coastal developing states. Due to various reasons, such as detrimental socio-economic and geographical factors, these countries are hampered by resource and other constraints that can undermine the presentation of their interests in the climate negotiations and related international fora.

Climate Analytics works to address these constraints by providing legal, scientific, policy and diplomatic support to the Chairs of AOSIS and the LDC Group, as well as member countries from both groups. This includes, for example:

  • supporting the mobilisation of increased climate ambition and implementation of the Paris Agreement through scientific and technical information relevant to the updating of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and strategic support for building political momentum
  • providing training and capacity building for effective engagement at international climate negotiations, as well as real-time technical support at UNFCCC sessions and inter-sessional technical meetings
  • providing technical papers, briefings and other knowledge products for AOSIS and LDC member countries on priority issues identified in consultation with the AOSIS and LDC Chairs, and
  • improving organisational, institutional and coordination capacities of the groups.
Ldc support team with ldc chair bhutan ministerial meeting bhutan 2019
Least Developed Countries Group support team with the Bhutan Chair at a ministerial meeting in 2019