Designing a Meaningful Global Stocktake (GST)

A lynchpin of enhanced ambition under the Paris Agreement, the Global Stocktake (GST) is the first official checkpoint to assess Parties’ collective progress towards achieving the purpose of the Agreement and its long-term goals. Translating the GST into increased ambition will mark a critical test for Paris Agreement’s effectiveness.

C2ES is working closely with the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) to examine the GST process to offer insights on how the GST can deliver meaningful outcomes and make recommendations to improve the process. This webinar will spotlight the first of a series of papers on the Global Stocktake, exploring how the UNFCCC can address emerging gaps and challenges on equity and implementation, as well as to deliver a path for increased ambition.

The executive summary of the brief is available here.

Providing an Overview of the Brief

Sebastian Oberthür
Professor Environment and Sustainable Development, Institute for European Studies Free & University of Brussels (VUB)
Lavanya Rajamani
Professor of International Environmental Law, University of Oxford


Dean Bialek
Head, International Politics Unit at COP26 Climate Champions Team
Cassie Flynn
Strategic Advisor, Climate Change United Nations Development Program
Andrea Guerrero
Program Director, Growald Climate Fund
Halldór Thorgeirsson
Chair, Iceland's Climate Council; Former Senior Director at the UNFCCC Secretariat
Jake Werksman
Principal Advisor, DG Climate Action, European Commission
Vicente Paolo Yu
International Policy Adviser to the 2021 G77 Chair UNFCCC and G77 GST Coordinator
Kaveh Guilanpour — Moderator
Vice President for International Strategies, C2ES