Funding support to the Marshall Islands in the UNFCCC process
Project reference: ADGL-0003
This project aims to ensure that the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) are provided with the legal and technical support to enable them to adequately and constructively take part in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) process and Cartagena dialogue. The key outputs include:
1. Legal and technical support, as and when requested, provided to the RMI and the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) group at the Panama intersessional in October 2011, and on-going support through the UNFCCC cycle of meetings.
2. Coordination and strategic support to the AOSIS grouping in the lead up to Panama (including the AOSIS Ministerial meeting in New York on 24 September), at the Panama intersessional in October 2011, at the 17th Conference of the parties (COP17) in Durban, and at subsequent UNFCCC meetings.
3. On-going preparation of briefings and negotiating materials, and participation in international negotiations and relevant meetings.
4. Support to RMI’s UN Ambassador in his role as part of the New York-based AOSIS leadership (Vice-Chair) through the provision of strategic briefings and advice on UN-related diplomatic strategy.
5. Support to the RMI to participate in meetings of the Cartagena Dialogue meetings, including preparing briefing notes, legal and technical support and the organisation, facilitation and delivery of strategic meetings for Cartagena Dialogue countries in the margins of UNFCCC meetings.
6. On-going development of proposals to secure direct and efficient access to fast start finance for RMI and other AOSIS group members.
7. Assistance in the execution of an AOSIS media and civil society outreach strategy prior to Panama and Durban and at other UNFCCC events over the next 12 months.
8. Project reports (inception, quarterly and final).
9. Facilitation of the development of a climate diplomacy strategy for RMI.
The key outcomes will be an increase in the ability and capacity of the RMI and AOSIS group to participate effectively in the UNFCCC process, the Cartagena Dialogue and other climate change related forums and deeper and more substantial diplomatic linkages between RMI and other key actors in the negotiations
CDKN funding: £230,000
Project Manager: Elizabeth Daniels