Progressives for Climate


In December, 2015, France will host the Paris conference on climate, or  COP21 – the 21st Convention of Parties to United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). During this conference, all 195 signatory countries under the UNFCCC will agree upon the international framework applicable after the end of the Kyoto Protocol in 2020 to fight climate change.

What are the underlying political issues,? What is at stake for our societies? On what conditions could  these negotiations reach a positive outcome ? More generally, can we conceive models of development that do not lead to the deterioration of living conditions? How can we act practically to move forward the vision of a low carbon world ?

The Jean-Jaurès Foundation and the Foundation of European Progressive Studies (FEPS) engage actively in these debates so that the voice of the progressives is heard in issues that are so decisive for our collective future.

« Progressives for Climate » is a project that aims at informing the debate on the issues pertaining to the negotiations on climate change and at broadening the perspectives for the agreement to be reached  in Paris in December 2015.  It will serve as a platform for debate bringing together politicians, civil society, researchers, policy experts and citizens by:

  • Providing inputs to the debate with papers, opinion pieces, commentaries, and much more, to inform, explain, let experts and activists express their views, and help every citizen form their own opinion;
  • Engaging in an international dialogue amongst progressives in order to articulate a common vision.

Our ambition is to contribute, throughout 2015,, to shape a progressive vision of for a low carbon future in the lead up to the Paris Conference.

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