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International Climate Negotiations - GLCA

Addressing climate change is one of humanity's greatest and most pressing challenges—and one that requires an urgent response. While science, technology, economics, and finance can guide collective action, our window of opportunity is closing.

The Global Leadership for Climate Action (GLCA) is a task force of world leaders committed to addressing climate change through international negotiations. A joint initiative of the Club of Madrid and the United Nations Foundation, the GLCA consists of former heads of State and Government as well as leaders from business, government and civil society from more than 20 countries.

The scientific diagnosis has been made. The time for action is now.

An agreement to begin negotiation to address climate change post-2012 has remained elusive. GLCA will help galvanize the international action and mobilize the political will necessary for a new international agreement on climate change.

What are the objectives of GLCA?

• To mobilize political will and invigorate international negotiations toward an agreement on climate change beyond 2012.
• To develop a framework for a new agreement and a statement of principles addressing the difficult issues in negotiating such an agreement.

How is GLCA constituted?

• Building on the expertise of the members of the Club of Madrid and the knowledge and expertise of the United Nations Foundation, the GLCA consists of six former heads of state, seven former heads of government, and 12 leaders from government, business and civil societies, from more than 20 countries. The GLCA is co-chaired by former Chilean President and Club of Madrid Member President Ricardo Lagos, and United Nations Foundation President and former U.S. Senator Timothy E. Wirth.



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