COP24 Briefing on key discussion items on the Paris Rulebook

Current Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) to the Paris Agreement, when added up, are a long way off from getting even close to meeting the agreed target of holding global temperatures well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels. The Paris Agreement has created a unique platform to build political commitment but it falls short on mobilizing social and economic opportunities (co-benefits) of ambitious and timely climate action. The COP24 decisions related to the Paris Rulebook will determine to what extent social and economic co-benefits can be mobilized to effectively implement the Paris Agreement and to facilitate a just transition.

This briefing contains key recommendations to activate the co-benefits in the COP24 decisions on the Paris rulebook.

Authors: Sebastian Helgenberger, Konrad Gürtler (IASS Potsdam)

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COP24 Briefing on key discussion items on the Paris Rulebook



De Hamburgo a Buenos Aires: Movilizando los beneficios para impulsar la ambición climática del G20

Enmarcar el desafío climático en torno a los impactos y beneficios sociales y económicos más amplios ofrece una oportunidad para encontrar terreno común dentro del grupo del G20. Enfrentar el cambio climático desde el ángulo de los impactos en temas claves de la política social, como son el empleo, la salud, la migración, así como la dimensión de seguridad económica y nacional, aleja la discusión de la controversia y el potencial estancamiento, integrándola en muchos de los temas y objetivos del G20 que no están directamente relacionados con el clima.

Para la presidencia argentina, este enmarque representa la oportunidad de crear una nueva narrativa que acerque los diferentes intereses dentro del G20 e impulse el compromiso climático “por la puerta trasera”. Este enfoque basado en los impactos y beneficios sociales y económicos también está fuertemente vinculado con la propia agenda política del gobierno argentino, centrado en el desarrollo económico sustentable, creación de empleos, inversiones y nuevas oportunidades de negocios.

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From Hamburg to Buenos Aires: Mobilising Co-Benefits to Drive Climate Ambition in the G20

The framing of the climate challenge around broader social and economic impacts and benefits presents an opportunity to find common ground within the group of 20. Addressing climate change from the angle of impacts on key social policy themes, such as employment, poverty reduction, education, health, migration as well as the economic and national security dimension, moves the discussion away from continued controversy and potential deadlock towards integrating it into many non-climate related themes and objectives of the G20. More…


The COBENEFITS Approach of Strategic Co-Benefit Assessments

With its co‐benefit assessment studies, the COBENEFITS project explores how ambitious domestic renewable energy and climate change mitigation targets will be supportive of other social and economic performance targets of governments and ministries in the partner countries. This paper describes the project process, divided in 1. Selection and Prioritization of Co-Benefits, 2. Reference Policy Scenarios (Climate and Energy) and 3. Research Capacity and Needs Assessment.

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Factsheet: Leveraging the Social and Economic Co-Benefits of Ambitious and Early Climate Action

This factsheet contains information on the social and economic opportunities of renewable energies with examples from India, Germany, South Africa, and the world, along with key recommendations for leveraging the co-benefits of ambitious and early climate action. The factsheet was created for the Petersberg Climate Dialogue IX in collaboration with the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety. More…