Designing a Meaningful Global Stocktake

Aug 1, 2023

The first global stocktake (GST) under the Paris Agreement, the lynchpin of the its ambition cycle, takes place from 2021–23 and serves as the first official checkpoint to assess Parties’ collective progress on climate action. This paper investigates how the GST, within the con- straints of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), can best advance the effectiveness of the Paris Agreement and offer a real moment of reckoning for the international community on its efforts to address climate change.

To this end the paper investigates: (1) the design of the GST, as mandated and underway, focusing on the evolving context, emerging gaps, and challenges within the UN climate regime; and (2) the interaction of the GST process with the wider landscape of intergov- ernmental and transnational institutions, initiatives, and fora in global climate governance beyond the UN climate regime.

Publication details
Theme(s)
The meaning of net zero The urgency of zero
Type(s)
Report
Author(s)
Rajamani, Lavanya
Year(s)
2022
C2ES - Center for Climate and Energy Solutions

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