The First Global Stocktake

Our online focus features works on the topic about the first Global Stocktake, explaining what the process is, and how it shapes our future climate actions.
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The First Global Stocktake

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The Global Stocktake (GST) is set up to evaluate the collective efforts and progress every five years regarding mitigation, adaptation, and finance. We will see the first GST concludes during the COP28 this December, and we expect to see countries update their nationally determined contribution (NDCs) in the next cycle.

Successful climate actions require collaborations across various stakeholders and systematic solutions. Thus, beyond just taking inventories of the progress, the GST could help to address the existing issues embedded in the current climate governance framework, including justice transition, loss and damage fund, and the interaction with other Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Meanwhile, other than governments, non-state actors can also play an active role during the process.

As such, the first GST represents an important milestone of global climate action since the Paris Agreement, and will shape the future pathways. To highlight importance of the first GST we feature an online focus of opinion pieces centered on this topic.

Some pieces included in the collection are:

-An infographic Editorial we explain what the GST is, how it works, the different interests and stick points.

-A Comment discusses the link between GST and the SDG midterm review, and potential integration.

-A Comment introduces about what strategies that non-state actors could take to advance climate actions

-A Comment shows how the GST could enhance the finance agenda through loss and damage fund.

-A Comment presents why equity should be the central concern of the GST process and how should we address it.

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