Updated: Jun 19
The commission would create a rallying point from which IUCN members could shape the global response to climate change. Specifically, a commission would create a platform to:
Leverage IUCN’s collective expertise while coordinating to prevent duplication
Achieve global consensus on climate-related projects and proposals
Spread these ideas worldwide and injecting them into policy-making efforts
In short, we envision a Climate Change Commission which would, in time, implement a climate protection plan to protect the earth from warming to 1.5 degrees.
To achieve these goals, the Climate Change Commission would take the following actions:
Raise new funds to support itself instead of relying on IUCN’s core budget or detracting from the funding of other commissions.
Design its work plan to leverage IUCN’s collective expertise for maximum impact while avoiding duplication of the work of other commissions by:
Asking each existing commission to provide a liaison
Coordinating with other commissions to leverage their existing expertise
Create teams of experts from IUCN member organizations to study and map out the pathways for the just transition to a fossil fuel free green economy. These experts would be nominated by IUCN member organizations and then appointed to the Commission.
Disseminate climate change mitigation and adaptation advice to IUCN member organizations and the international community generally.
For more information, please see our draft mandate for the Climate Change Commission, which is attached to this blog post. It is still a work in progress, and we welcome your questions, comments, and suggestions.