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Countries are aiming to agree an ambitious climate deal by 2015, though success is far from assured. At the same time, there has been a surge of mitigation and adaptation actions at the sub- and non-state levels, as cities, regions, companies, and other groups forge ahead. These actions, many of which link to each other and to states and international organisations in dynamic action-oriented coalitions, have enormous potential to supplement and help catalyze the next climate agreement.
A growing number of observers, countries, and organisations have called for more comprehensive support for, engagement, with and tracking of these “bottom up” actions, coalitions, and initiatives.
On July 24-25, 2014, The Value Web has been invited by the Blavatnik School of Government and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) to design and facilitate 38 individuals from intergovernmental organisations, governments, civil society, the private sector, and academia to bring this conversation to a greater degree of specificity.