~~~This memo was prepared by the Friends of FD2018, a group of civil society organisations including the World Resources Institute, WWF, Climate Action Network, Greenpeace, The Nature Conservancy, IDDRI, Stockholm Environment Institute, E3G, Blavatnik School of Government Oxford University, International Institute for Environment and Development, German Watch, Center for International Environmental Law, Track O, Climate Reality, Climate Equity Reference Project and C40.
2018 Facilitative Dialogue: A Springboard for Climate Action
Memo to support consultations on the design of the FD2018 during the Bonn Climate Change Conference, May 2017
The collective ambition of current nationally determined contributions (NDCs) will result in emissions levels in 2025 and 2030 higher than those consistent with a likely chance of limiting warming to well below 2°C or 1.5°C. The next few years are therefore absolutely crucial to closing the gap between where we are currently heading (an increase of 2.7-3.7°C) and where we need to be to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement.
By 2020, Parties are invited to either communicate a new NDC,or re-communicate or update their existing NDC. The facilitative dialogue in 2018 (FD2018)5 provides a vital opportunity to provide the information, conditions and political signals necessary to empower Parties to enhance their ambition by 2020. It is a key process for identifying and putting in motion the many opportunities for climate action that will also deliver on a broad set of objectives for sustainable development and prosperity.