This initiative involves four non-governmental organisations with a shared interest in supporting the efforts of vulnerable developing countries to secure a fair, ambitious and effective agreement at the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in Copenhagen. We have been working on these issues for many years in both developed and developing countries and bring together expertise across a range of fields, from science to law to development to diplomacy. Our activities over the coming months will depend on the needs and priorities of our partners, but we plan to offer support in three main areas:
• Analytical support to negotiators from vulnerable developing countries: Including policy relevant research, technical briefings and workshops on specific issues such as scientific trends, technology transfer, and reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation (REDD);
• Political briefings for diplomats and other representatives: Including updates on the progress of 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.
For a fuller details of this project, see the attached file: