Conducting Global Climate Change Negotiations

Process itself — over and above the issues at stake — is a key determinant of negotiation success across all levels of climate change negotiation groups in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Negotiation success in lower-level negotiation groups in the UNFCCC contribute to the overall success of the climate summit. Drawing on the latest research in this field and interviews with former chairs of climate negotiations, the author offers six axioms for chairs of negotiation groups that may lead to finding common ground and avoiding deadlocks.

Published by CIGI as part of the ‘Fixing Climate Governance Policy Series’