Most Vulnerable Countries and the Global Climate Negotiations

The objective of the Most Vulnerable Countries initiative was to assist climate leaders in vulnerable developing countries during the global climate negotiations leading up to the Copenhagen Climate Conference. Climate Analytics was one of the four non-governmental organizations that collaborated on this initiative.

Project period
May 2009–January 2010


International Institute for Environment and Development, Foundation for International Environmental Law and Development, Climate Analytics, E3G

Main Objectives

  • Analytical support to negotiators from vulnerable developing countries: Including technical briefings and workshops on specific issues such as scientific trends, technology transfer, and reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation (REDD).
  • Political, scientific and policy briefings for diplomats, ministers and other representatives: Including updates on the progress of climate negotiations and for example climate and energy legislation in the US and other key developments.
  • Communications advice: Including insights on framing the climate action message for different audiences and making effective use of the media and other public platforms.

Climate Analytics provided analysis of, and briefings on science based issues at the Maldives Climate Vulnerable Forum, the AOSIS Heads of Government summit, climate negotiating sessions, and inter-sessionally, as requested by vulnerable country negotiators.

The Climate Analytics team focused in the area of climate mitigation namely: scale of emission reductions by Annex I countries, shared vision, response measures, the risks and impacts of climate change for vulnerable countries of 1.5° or 2oC, Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry issues, reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, finance and Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions in developing countries and prepared analysis of global, regional and national emission proposals and their climate risk implications.

For more details of the project, see the attached file