The Global South is on the front line of climate change. The success of the landmark Paris Accord hinges, in part, on strengthening capacity to meet these challenges.
We are committed to providing climate-vulnerable governments with additional support and advice to respond effectively to climate change, and build resilient and prosperous communities into the future.
Our experience is broad and covers policy, legal, diplomatic and communications expertise.
WHO WE ARE
Climate Policy Watch comprises a multidisciplinary team of international lawyers, policy specialists, academics, communications experts and environmental scientists. We are based in Sydney, Australia with advisors across Europe, the Mid-East and the USA.
Co-Founder & Director
WASHINGTON D.C., USA
SUPPORTING THE PACIFIC CONNECT TO THE WORLD
Since 2014, Climate Policy Watch has provided Pacific Small Island Developing States ('SIDS') with technical advice and negotiation strategy support at international climate change conferences under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change ('UNFCCC').
The team have held formal engagements with the Office of the President, Ministry of State, and Ministry of Finance in Palau; the Ministry of Natural Resources in Niue, and the Ministry for Environment and Climate Change in Tonga. We were involved in the drafting of the Paris Agreement at the landmark COP 21 in Paris -- particularly in relation to climate finance -- and have supported Pacific delegations at subsequent implementation talks in Marrakech, Morocco (COP 22), Bonn, Germany (COP 23) and Katowice, Poland (COP 24).
Our work has included:
assistance with regional coordination including one-on-one advisory to various Pacific SIDS focal points during negotiations sessions;
country-specific negotiation strategy and policy briefings summarising technical developments, country submissions, industry papers etc.;
live tracking and reporting of negotiations across multiple streams including mitigation, adaptation, loss and damage, finance, transparency, carbon markets, global stocktake and compliance;
scoping of bilateral dialogue and NDC finance-implementation opportunities;
high-level itinerary management and coordination for Heads of States, Ministers and Ambassadors; and
public diplomacy assistance including press releases, broadcast media engagements, side events and speech writing.