climate governance

Better Climate Governance: Improving the effectiveness of climate change negotiations

WFMC is a partner in the Better Climate Governance project, which seeks to improve the effectiveness of negotiations in addressing climate change and fulfilling the goals of the Paris Agreement within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). 

Countries need to increase their ambitions in line with the Paris Agreement.  This can be aided by a conducive framework of formal and informal negotiation settings. Key research findings point towards the importance of mediation and facilitation approaches as a means to overcome disagreements among countries that result in slow or a lack of progress in formal and informal negotiations within the UNFCCC.

The project is directed by Katharine Reitig, of the University of Newcastle, and WFMC’s Christine Peringer.

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