Citizens' climate treaty
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Citizens' climate treaty is an action plan for global mitigation of climate change. It aims to replace the Copenhagen climate treaty that failed to be accepted in the Copenhagen COP-15 meeting in December 2009.
What is such a treaty that fulfils the following criteria?
- It reduces the global greenhouse gas emissions in such a way that the long-term global temperature change can be kept below +2 degrees Celsius compared with the pre-industrial time.
- It distributes the burden of actions and funding fairly between countries and people.
- It is effective on voluntary basis and even if some important countries stay out of the treaty.
- It is legally binding in countries that ratify the treaty.
- It may have financial implications to countries not ratifying the treaty, however only in a way that does not violate the rules of international free trade.
- The contents of the treaty are written according to the rules of the Open Task Group on Climate Change.
- Critical questions
- Should the CC framework be based on carbon trade, carbon tax, a hybrid with both, or something else?
- How should the future impacts be discounted?
- Is the target to stay below +2 C ambitious and safe enough?
- What is the detailed framework (ETS or similar) that leads to achieving the +2 C target?
- What are the detailed practical actions needed for achieving the +2 C target?
- What are the different things that each country is willing to accept/promote and which not? Why?
- What are the decision options available at different levels? Who are the decision-makers?
- Copenhagen Accord
- Copenhagen climate treaty (not accepted in the meeting); also  The "Danish Text"
- Mega case study
- A proposal for an amended Kyoto Protocol and a new Copenhagen Protocol by members of the NGO community legal text (vol 2); also vol1 vol2
- EU climate policy description
The Copenhagen Accord is used as the starting point.