This discussion paper draws on papers prepared by The Australia Institute to inform the deliberations of the International Climate Change Taskforce. The Taskforce is a unique collaboration between three think tanks, the Institute for Public Policy Research in London, the Center for American Progress in Washington DC and The Australia Institute in Canberra.
For the post-2012 period, the paper recommends the development of a new global plan that builds on the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Kyoto Protocol, and works to involve all countries in action on climate change at the international level over the coming decades. It would be developed as part of the ongoing UN climate negotiations.
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