Publication: Dialogue for Climate Action: Designing Dialogue for Climate Change - Six Fundamental Principles for Catalyzing Climate Action through Dialogue
World Bank Group
The challenges posed by climate change - the impact of which extends from small remote island villages to the entire planet - demand collective action by governments, industries, and societies at large. The private sector, equipped with significant financial resources and a commitment to innovation, has a leading role to play in the urgent global effort to reduce the negative effects of climate change and create a thriving zero-carbon economy of the future. Private sector engagement in climate action can take many forms, from the development of new technologies and financial instruments to participation in policy development. When governments establish inclusive dialogues with representatives of the private sector as well as international organizations, civil society, and communities, they can produce more integrated and comprehensive strategies for addressing this crisis. To support countries as they implement the Paris Agreement, a group of public and private sector partners has come together to develop six fundamental principles to support the establishment and enhancement of climate dialogue at all levels - global, regional, national, and local. These principles are focused on bringing the public and private sectors together as a single, well-structured platform from which to identify challenges and implement solutions for climate change issues. Guidelines for the six dialogue for climate action (D4CA) principles are: principle 1, urgency; principle 2, inclusion; principle 3, awareness; principle 4, efficiency; principle 5, transparency; and principle 6, accountability.
“World Bank Group. 2017. Dialogue for Climate Action: Designing Dialogue for Climate Change - Six Fundamental Principles for Catalyzing Climate Action through Dialogue. © World Bank, Washington, DC. http://hdl.handle.net/10986/28944 License: CC BY 3.0 IGO.”