Climatico Analysis Programs
Climatico currently produces three varieties of informational and educational material:
Climatico's articles serve to inform its readers about climate policy developments around the world on an ongoing basis. Articles provide an easy-to-read yet rigorous analysis of national and international policy developments. They do not only break news but provide an informed expert assessment of climate policy and their implications without pushing a particular viewpoint. They receive the largest and most diverse readership, including media, students, policy professionals, academics and the general public.
Climatico publishes two major reports per year. The COP debriefing reports highlight some of the key issue areas under discussion in the Conference of the Parties (COPs) such as adaptation, capacity building, technology transfer, finance, REDD+, and the flexibility mechanisms: CDM and JI. They report on notable conclusions of the discussions and look to the road ahead as the global community tries to establish and enforce an international climate change framework. The Policy Monitor Reports serve to create an inventory of national climate change policies and policy initiatives across various countries. They review in schematic format the most important policy initiatives that govern the following major issue areas in relation to climate change: climate change policies and legislation, clean energy generation, efficient energy consumption, Land Use and Forestry (LULUCF and REDD), and other special issue areas. Countries currently monitored include the G8+5 nations, Australia, the European Union, and New Zealand.
Climate change background information includes basic information on key countries with respect to their membership in the UNFCCC and Kyoto Protocol, FAQs on the Kyoto Protocol, and a comprehensive glossary that attempts to make technical climate jargon understandable.
Recent Successes and Current Challenges
Climatico’s recent debriefing report from the COP16 conference in Cancún, Mexico (Cancún De-briefing: An Analysis of the Cancún Agreements
) is now included in the UNFCCC online library
and is utilized by the United Nations Institute for Training and Research
(UNITAR) in their diplomacy training. This demonstrates recognition of Climatico's quality research by high-level institutions, increases the reach of its publications, and helps serve the Climatico mission.
Climatico needs seed capital to help fund a full-time staff of 1-3 people to oversee its operations and ensure that Climatico maintains the quality of its contents consistently throughout the year.