The Paris Agreement provides a framework for countries to act together. Building trust in this new multilateral system will lead to further cooperation and faster action.
We remain way off track to stabilise the climate. Some countries refuse to or feel unable to do their part.
We build coalitions between governments and non-state actors to give decision-makers more confidence so they feel empowered to do more to drive the global transformation to climate safety.
Ending fossil fuel use could destabilise some countries, while climate impacts threaten the survival of others. These factors impact the relationships between countries, the pace of climate action and our national security.
We work across government departments, with international organisations and alongside civil society networks in Europe, the UK and the US. Our staff have the expertise of different geographies and economic sectors.
We connect real economy dynamics to diplomatic outreach to help build momentum and confidence for faster action in key sectors. We are currently supporting catalytic initiatives on cooling solutions and zero-emission transportation, drawing on our experience supporting the creation of the Powering Past Coal Alliance.
With Sweden and the Stockholm International Peace and Research Institute, we spearheaded the creation of the UN Climate Security Mechanism to ensure the UN system is preparing for climate migration and conflagrations due to severe climate impacts.
- We helped the European Commission and Member States use climate action as the foundation of the European Green Deal, the framework for their COVID-19 response, and foothold for a bigger role on the world stage.