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The Climate Teams Initiative: A New Model for Climate Cooperation

A Climate Team is a new cooperative mechanism composed of a small group of countries:

1. A host country, characterized by having significant opportunities to reduce net emissions in the short term, but insufficient resources to accelerate low emissions transformation, and;

2. Partner countries with resources but limited short-term opportunities to meet their mitigation commitments. A Climate Team assists and rewards the host country as it effectively implements climate policies.

During this session we will discuss the possibilities, challenges and risks of developing this initiative.

Host: Kelley Kizzier, EDF

Moderator: Chandra Shekhar, World Bank


  • Axel Michaelowa, Perspectives Climate Group
  • Diana Movius, Climate Advisers.
  • Rodrigo Pizarro, Independent Consultant
  • Claudio Seebach, Chilean Association of Power Generators

Second section:

  • Moderators: Aglaja Espelage, Perspectives Climate Group
  • Kelley Kizzier, EDF
  • Francisco Pinto, Technical Advisor/Climate Teams