CliMates works with and receives support from several private firms, government institutions, multilateral organizations, and academic and research institutions.
Our current partners:
The Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI) is a Paris and Brussels based non-profit think tank.
Its objective is to develop and share key knowledge and tools for analysing and shedding light on the strategic issues of sustainable development from a global perspective. Given the rising stakes of the issues posed by climate change and biodiversity loss, IDDRI provides stakeholders with input for their reflection on global governance, and also participates in work on reframing development pathways. A special effort has been made to develop a partnership network with emerging countries to better understand and share various perspectives on sustainable development issues and governance.
For more effective action, IDDRI operates with a network of partners from the private sector, academia, civil society and the public sector, not only in France and Europe but also internationally. As an independent think tank, IDDRI mobilises resources and expertise to disseminate the most relevant scientific ideas and research ahead of negotiations and decision-making processes. It applies a cross-cutting approach to its work, which focuses on five threads: global governance, climate change, biodiversity, urban fabric, and agriculture.
For more information: http://www.iddri.org/
Sorbonne Paris Cité is a higher education and research alliance (Pôle de Recherche et d’Enseignement Superieur, PRES) established on February 10, 2010. It is a Public Institution for Scientific Cooperation bringing together four Parisian universities and four higher education and research institutes:
These renowned institutions have decided to join forces in order to meet the challenges facing cutting edge research and academia in a changing world.
For more information: http://www.sorbonne-paris-cite.fr/
UNITAR, MDP and the Climate Change
Established in 1965, the United Nations Institute for Training and Research(UNITAR) is an autonomous institution within the UN system with a mission to deliver innovative training and conduct research on knowledge systems to develop the capacity of beneficiaries. Over the past decades UNITAR has acquired unique expertise, accumulating experience, knowledge and capacities to design and implement a variety of training activities.
UNITAR’s Multilateral Diplomacy Programme (MDP) activities are designed and adapted to the needs of diplomats, government officials, international civil servants as well as private sector decision makers, NGOs, academia and students. The courses cover a wide range of policy domains including environmental and climate change diplomacy, bilateral and multilateral negotiation, trade diplomacy, human rights diplomacy, and other related topics. Activities consist of orientation and briefing sessions, professional skills development workshops, e-Learning training, awareness-raising on contemporary policies and issues, and the development and dissemination of diplomatic training tools.
Meaningful participation in international climate change negotiations requires a breadth of knowledge of the science, causes and impacts of climate change, mitigation measures and adaptation opportunities, an understanding of policy interlinkages with respect to fields such as health, economics and law, as well as strong and effective communication and negotiation skills. With combined expertise on climate change, multilateral diplomacy and state-of-the-art training methodologies, UNITAR’s MDP is uniquely positioned to support students who are the next generation of international leaders and decision makers, in their research, debates and exploration of innovative solutions in the fight against climate change.
CliMates encourages its members to visit UNITAR MDP's e-learning courses and their calendar: http://www.unitar.org/mdp/sites/unitar.org.mdp/files/CCD%20EN%20brochure.pdf
For more information: www.unitar.org/mdp
Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM - www.feem.it) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research institution devoted to the study of sustainable development and global governance. Officially recognized by the President of the Italian Republic in 1989 and in full operation since 1990, FEEM has grown to become a leading research centre, providing timely and objective analysis on a wide range of environmental, energy and global economic issues.
FEEM’s mission is to improve through research the quality of decision-making in public and private spheres. This goal is achieved by creating an international and multidisciplinary network of researchers working on several innovative programmes, by providing and promoting training in specialized areas of research, by disseminating research results through a wide range of outreach activities, and by delivering directly to policy makers via participation in various institutional fora.
For more information: http://www.feem.it/
Youth Diplomacy is a Paris-based think tank wishing to offer future citizens, actors and decision-makers innovative means to act in a globalized world. By its events and publications, the association transmits the experience of current leaders to the next generation, creates the diverse network of tomorrow's opinion leaders, and involves the world's youth in international summits. Youth Diplomacy focuses its efforts on global governance, European decision-making, water-related and environmental geopolitics, and the impact of new technologies on international relations.
For more information: http://youth-diplomacy.org
International Networks upgrading of higher education (in french, “Réseaux Internationaux de Valorisation de l’Enseignement Supérieur”), public interest international association, open a novelty in 2011. It brings together academics and professionals to promote and disseminate knowledge sharing and skills in the world.
Issue of e-pedagogy and based on the digital masters graduates in e-learning, with support from the University Agency of Francophonie (AUF), and based on the areas of development advocated by UNESCO, RIVES just set up a community Internet networks abroad.
For more information : www.rives-asso.com.
Road to Rio+20 is a coalition of organizations from around the world weaving together a global youth-led movement to realize the potential of the Earth Summit 2012. Road to Rio+20 aims to motivate, inspire, engage and support young people to take action on issues of sustainable development and influence the outcomes of Rio+20, the UN Conference on Sustainable Development.
For more information : http://www.roadtorioplus20.org
The professional Club Energy and Sustainable Development is dedicated to:
The team in charge of animating the club aims to:
The REFEDD, the French Network of Students for Sustainable Development, is composed of 90 student associations involved on the long-term in the creation of a fair, united and environmentally respectful society.
For more information: http://www.refedd.org/
The Academy of Climate Innovation is the education arm of Climate-KIC. The Academy has developed integrated programmes at Masters, Doctoral, Postdoctoral and Professional levels, run by Europe’s very best technical universities.
For more information : http://www.academyofclimateinnovation.org/
SciencesPo Environnement is Sciences Po's student environmental association in Paris.
For more information: http://scpo-environnement.org/
GEEBIZ is a project of Peace Child International, an organization which focuses on empowering youth to be the change they want to see in the world. The Green Economy Eco-Business Innovation Challenge (GEEBIZ) was born, parallel to the Road to Rio+20 youth mobilization, out of a recognition that a platform which enabled young green entrepreneurs around the globe had yet to be implemented. GEEBIZ is a way for young people to become part of the transition, and lead the way towards the green economy.
• It is a showcase for young green entrepreneurs with business plans already in operation around the world.
• It is a competition for youth from all over the world to come up with innovative green business plans.
We want to learn what business schools and colleges are doing to rise to this generation's challenge of building a green economy.
For more information, please visit http://geebiz.biz/.
Founded in 1991, the University of Versailles and Saint-Quentin en Yvelines is a pluridisciplinar university (fundamental sciences, social sciences, judicial and political sciences, engineering and technology, medicine) proclaiming its youth, openness, accessibility, the core characteristics of a university of the third millenium.
CliMates endorses the Earth Charter. The Earth Charter is a universal expression of ethical principles to foster sustainable development. The Earth Charter Initiative is the global network that embraces, uses and integrates the Earth Charter principles.
You can read the charter here.
The Planetworkshops is an international and independent Think Tank which analyses contemporary and future challenges for a sustainable development. Its vocation is to challenge the life of ideas, encourage intellectual innovation and produce expertise to accompany the long term vision of decision makers.
The ICPS Model is a tool to fast-track Green Economy transition designed by four co-authors (who lead ISPANET Consulting). It has been the long-standing contention of the ICPS Model co-authors that the area where global-scale change is most urgently needed is sustainability. At the risk of being boisterous, the ICPS Model is a step-by-step manual on how to put the world back on the sustainability track. It is about youth-led leadership and inspiration. It is about breaking rules, setting new standards, and going where no one has gone before. It is about creating tidal waves of change via collaborative action and about fresh and trailblazing transformative ideas.
For more information, please watch this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlHFsYUarIc
5 axes of priority actions have been identified: