Work Package 5: Searching for a global architecture


The international negotiations on climate policy agreements need to reinforce, integrate and hugely accelerate an emerging trend towards decarbonisation in industrialised economies, and provide the framework for helping developing countries to avoid carbon lock-in and get on much lower emitting development trajectories. This may include two main stages: Copenhagen must establish a unified structure and interim objectives for an expanded group of industrialised countries, and a set of negotiating Mandates around different streams of global engagement, conclusion of which could trigger a stronger set of ratified commitments by 2012. Successful culmination of these global efforts over the next couple of years will require complementary action not only regionally, but through sectoral agreements, the IPCC, and EU policy internally and in Global Deal formation.