Through our Global Leaders for Climate Action initiative, we helped mobilize and shape political will towards a global effective, equitable and binding climate agreement.
Addressing global climate change and poverty are one of the most pressing environmental challenges for humanity, requiring an urgent response. Since 2006, the Club de Madrid has been working mainly on two Climate Change and Energy related fronts:Addressing global climate change and po¬verty are one of the most pressing environmental challenges for humanity, requiring an urgent response. Since 2006, the Club de Madrid has been working mainly on two Climate Change and Energy related fronts:
- The mobilisation of the political will towards a global effective, efficient and equitable post-2012 climate agreement through its 2006-08 Global Leadership for Climate Action (GLCA) Initiative.
- The promotion of “universal access to clean energy” as a key contribution to po¬verty alleviation.
In September 2007, GLCA agreed upon a Framework for a Post-2012 Agreement on Climate Change, calling for four negotiating pathways (mitigation, adaptation, technology, and finance). Elements of GLCA’s Framework were reflected in the Bali Action Plan adopted in December 2007 during the UN Climate Change Conference in Bali where Parties to the UNFCCC decided to launch formal negotiations on a strengthened international deal on climate change.
In this framework the World Leadership Alliance-Club de Madrid developed its Climate Change and Energy activities during different UN Climate Change Conferences, and looking towards the UN Conference on Sustainable Development – Río+20 – in Rio de Janei¬ro, 2012, where these global challenges were addressed in an integrated manner under a new paradigm of green growth.
With these initiatives, the WLA-CdM significantly contributed to both interna¬tional conferences by looking for action oriented outcomes that set up the future pathways towards a Sustainable Democratic Development. The Club de Madrid, based on the current projects and activities that is implementing, submitted a series of recommendations as its contribution to the Rio+20 process; that brought to the UN Conference in June 2012 during a Rio+20 side event. To access the report of this event, please, click here.
During the last part of 2012, the Little Rock Accord was signed between the Club de Madrid and the P80 Group Foundation to mobilize political will to increase the role of public and private sector finance, more specifically pension and sovereign wealth funds, in driving low carbon, climate resilient, sustainable growth and increase investment in the deployment of proven technologies to address climate change challenges and growing resource shortages in the areas of energy, water, clean air and food.
The activities of the Climate Change and Energy Program for a Democratic Leadership were generously supported by Oficina Española de Cambio Climático, United Nations Development Program, United Nations Foundation and Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA)
An updated proposal of Global Leadership for Climate ActionView PDF
Paper for the 2010 OECD Urban Roundtable of Mayors and MinistersView PDF
The relationship between energy and poverty and developmentView PDF
List of members of the high Level task force on climate changeView PDF