Supporting a Global Deal of Solutions

The Road to Paris was launched during the World Climate Summit 2013 and at COP19 in Warsaw, Poland. It is a strategic campaign and process to help set a solutions agenda that will support and complement the historic United Nations climate change conference, COP21.

The campaign’s mission is to convene the relevant bottom-up stakeholders and formulate the most impactful recommendations on innovation, technology, finance, policy, projects, and partnerships with the public and private sectors. It aims to be the strongest and most influential voice, platform, and process supporting a global deal in Paris during COP21.

2013

Start of Road to Paris at COP19

2014

World Green Economy Summit 2014

World Regions Summit on Climate

World Climate Summit 2014

2015 COP21

World Green Economy Summit 2015

Climate Week 2015

World Climate Summit 2015

The key objectives of the Road to Paris are to:

  • Attract and convene the most impactful global movement of businesses, financiers, and city and regional governments supporting a global climate deal at the UNFCCC COP21
  • Promote and showcase their actions and initiatives to the rest of the world, and in line with the French government’s positive narrative and solutions agenda for COP21
  • Encourage and catalyse innovative public and private collaborations and solutions across sectors for a sustainable and prosperous future

The Road to Paris is a strategic campaign and process to help set a solutions agenda that will support and complement the historic United Nations climate change conference, COP21. The campaign’s mission is to convene the relevant bottom-up stakeholders and formulate the most impactful recommendations on innovation, technology, finance, policy, projects, and partnerships with the public and private sectors. It aims to be the strongest and most influential voice, platform, and process supporting a global deal in Paris during COP21.

The campaign was launched during the World Climate Summit 2013 at COP19 in Warsaw, Poland. World Climate Summit – Warsaw Business Day offered a variety of activities focused on business solutions, climate finance, and cooperative actions.

In the following year, World Climate Summit at Lima, Peru, became the birthplace for the Road to Paris. Representatives of states, regions and cities, companies and investors, and think tanks strongly urged that the Paris Declaration be considered in the deliberations and results of COP20. At World Climate Summit 2014, discussions revolved around climate change as both problem and an opportunity; how the private sector can lead some of the most important actions to tackle climate change; and this is an opportunity to establish synergies and partnerships. The impact and influence of these commitments is now a driving force for COP21.

This year, at the World Green Economy Summit (WGES) 2015, delegates, experts, and stakeholders discussed relevant solutions and commitments needed to secure the transition to a green economy. Overall recommendations from WGES 2015 included: global cooperation, widening our scope, strategic partnerships, scaling green finance, stronger focus on cities, and contributions to a global deal. The outcomes and recommendations of WGES 2015 contribute to both the long-term vision of developing Dubai in to the ‘International Capital of the Green Economy,’ and the pursuit of a universal agreement for climate change.

In September, the New York Climate Week will bring together influential global figures – and new voices – from the worlds of business, government and society who are leading the low carbon transition. World Climate Ltd will be an active participant at Climate Week NYC 2015.

The outcomes and accomplishments of these events will culminate in this year’s UNFCCC’s climate change conference, and World Climate Summit will bring forward strong and solid solutions in order to further contribute to a universal agreement at COP21.

For more information, you can download the following documents >> Road to Paris – Action Statement | Road To Paris – Executive Summary