States & Regions COP21 position paper

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30 November 2015

This 'position paper' outlines the great achievements governments of The Climate Group's States & Regions Alliance have already made toward tackling climate change, and spotlights their now critical role at COP21.

The paper published by the Alliance shares the collective position of these states and regions on many climate issues, that are important both during and after Paris. These include five-year renewal periods to account for new innovative policies and technologies, as well as redoubled action on adaptation due to their being closer to communities affected by climate disruption than national governments.

But in order to help them achieve these targets, world leaders at COP21 must ramp up climate finance that supports the innovative policies already taking place at the regional level. Putting a price on carbon is one of the best options to scale up such investments and stimulate clean technology competition, the governments agree.

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