This year’s Civil Society Equity Review — The Imperative of Cooperation: Steps Toward and Equitable Response to the Climate Crisis — builds on previous years’ elaborations of fair shares and its many meanings and implications, elaborations that have focused on emission reductions, adaptation, loss & damage, and fossil fuel phase out.
Unlike previous reports, this year’s is a bit of a compendium. It focuses on international cooperation as such, discussing and surveying key areas where international cooperation is both possible and necessary. In so doing, it presents opportunities for international cooperation that very explicitly apply to all countries and continents, though it also pauses to recognize how the particular situation in Africa – the host of COP27 – crystalizes some of the key inequities of the malfunctioning world order.
This report outlines areas of potential international cooperation across four broad areas:
- International Cooperation under the UNFCCC
- International Cooperation through initiatives and multilateral platforms to address financing, renewable energy and fossil fuel phase-out
- International Cooperation to manage energy price instability and a fair share phase out
- International Cooperation Towards Changing the Rules and Architecture of Global Trade, Investment, Finance and Technology