Global climate change has already had observable effects on the environment. Glaciers have shrunk, ice on rivers and lakes is breaking up earlier, plant and animal ranges have shifted and trees are flowering sooner
The Emissions Gap Report 2017, underlined that fulfilment of national pledges related to carbon emission reductions under the Paris Agreement would be inadequate to keep global warming below 2°C.
Thus, a renewed focus on climate governance is imperative.
UNFCCC focuses on TOP DOWN approch to deal with climate change….
We also require BOTTOM UP approach which is inclusive involving extensive participation and collaboration of its Sub national states such as Regional Governments, Cities etc
WHAT IS UNDER2 COALITION ???
A coalition of 200 subnational governments from more than 40 countries that aims to achieve Green House Gases(GHG) emissions mitigation
AIM OF UNDER2 COALITION ???
To keeping global temperature rises to under 2°C.
WHO CARRY OUT UNDER2 COALITION ACTIVITIES???
THE CLIMATE GROUP – is the Secretariat to the Under2 Coalition and works with governments to accelerate climate action
Its a non-profit organization that works internationally with businesses and sub-national governments to accelerate climate action.
INDIA AND UNDER2 COALITION
Currently, Telangana and Chhattisgarh are signatories to this pact from India
States have enormous mitigation potential, but the evidence pertaining to its effectiveness is still scarce. Therefore, India must look towards creating knowledge action networks and partnerships under both national and State action plan frameworks.
Kerala has taken the lead to build such a knowledge network funded by the National Mission on Strategic Knowledge for Climate Change.
The Under2 Coalition, a Memorandum of Understanding by subnational governments to reduce their GHG emissions towards net-zero by 2050, is generating a unique precedent for bold climate leadership.