One of the key features of the Paris Climate Agreement is the five-yearly Global Stocktake (GST). The purpose of the GST is to review the implementation of the Paris Agreement in order to assess the collective progress towards achieving the purpose of the Agreement and its long-term goals. The outcome of the GST shall inform Parties in updating and enhancing their climate actions.
The 2018 UN climate conference in Katowice adopted modalities for the implementation of the GST, but these are relatively generic. Much will depend on how the modalities will be further fleshed out by Parties and the chairpersons that will preside over the first GST in 2022-2023.
Against this background, the aim of this project is to influence the further development of the GST by developing options and recommendations for the further process. The project consists of four tasks:
The project is carried by the NewClimate Institute, the Overseas Development Institute, the UNEP DTU Partnership, the University of Maryland Center for Global Sustainability, the World Resources Institute and the Wuppertal Institute on behalf of the Climate Works Foundation.