Climate Change Strategy

We are at a critical time in defining global leadership and commitment to action on climate change.   Since signing the Paris Agreement in 2015, efforts to transform the energy system are neither ambitious nor fast enough to meet a 2°C target, let alone 1.5°C. Governments, market actors and civil society need to pull together to agree mechanisms, policies and structures to decarbonise the economy. This means a global commitment to zero carbon by 2050, which will require phasing out all fossil fuels and phasing in a fully renewables-based energy system, at the same time as mandating significant energy efficiency measures.

Despite the challenges, there are a number of opportunities for building commitment and momentum to address climate change.  Following the significant commitments made by a large number of private sector entities and finance institutions at COP 21, there are opportunities to engage on shifting capital markets in support of energy transition.  In the political sphere, the locus of political leadership is shifting as China takes a more prominent role in climate leadership, and many municipalities, states and departments within countries are demonstrating what can be done at a local and regional level.  Campaigners have shown increasing sophistication in tactics and new alliances, building greater capacity to reframe and intensify their communications on climate change in ways that connect to people’s concerns and translate this into support for government action.

Against this backdrop, Meteos has worked with institutions within the financial sector to build their strategies and voice on climate change and sustainability.  Meteos has also worked intensively with a wide range of NGOs, private foundations, and think tanks on strategy development and has supported these organisations to build their individual and collective capabilities on climate change. This has included work on improving the impact of popular campaigning, climate communications, financial sector activism and mechanisms for funder collaboration

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