An international team of researchers in collaboration with climate negotiators from several countries and private sector carbon trading experts are developing a new mechanism for international climate cooperation.

Climate change mitigation costs differ widely across different countries. Countries with high marginal abatement costs are willing to transfer significant resources to increase the speed of transition to zero net emissions in countries with lower marginal costs. Currently there is no effective, credible international mechanism promoting emission reductions in all sectors, but the cooperative approaches of Article 6.2 of the Paris Agreement provide space for innovation.

A ‘climate team’ offers a new model to enable host and partner countries to cooperate to genuinely reduce global emissions and enable more ambitious Nationally Determined Contributions in both. It can reassure host countries about the return to their investment in emissions reductions beyond the NDC and leverage private investment. The large scale of a climate team facilitates the demonstration of additionality and the avoidance of carbon leakage. Climate Teams can take advantage of existing national monitoring and reporting frameworks, increasing transparency.

An international team of researchers in collaboration with climate negotiators from several countries and private sector carbon trading experts are developing a new mechanism for international climate cooperation.

Climate change mitigation costs differ widely across different countries. Countries with high marginal abatement costs are willing to transfer significant resources to increase the speed of transition to zero net emissions in countries with lower marginal costs. Currently there is no effective, credible international mechanism promoting emission reductions in all sectors, but the cooperative approaches of Article 6.2 of the Paris Agreement provide space for innovation.

A ‘climate team’ offers a new model to enable host and partner countries to cooperate to genuinely reduce global emissions and enable more ambitious Nationally Determined Contributions in both. It can reassure host countries about the return to their investment in emissions reductions beyond the NDC and leverage private investment. The large scale of a climate team facilitates the demonstration of additionality and the avoidance of carbon leakage. Climate Teams can take advantage of existing national monitoring and reporting frameworks, increasing transparency.

In a June 2021 article for Chilean newspaper Diario Financiero, Luis Gonzales Carrasco, from Universidad Catolica, points at Climate Teams as a promising approach for Chile to attract foreign investment for climate change mitigation. Full article here  (in Spanish)

The UC Global Change Center comes from an alliance between five schools: Agronomy and Forest Engineering, Biological Sciences, Engineering, Economic and Administrative Sciences and History, Geography and Political Science, concentrating their efforts on basic and applied research on the biophysical

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The project considers Chile as a host country and Switzerland and New Zealand as partner countries. These countries share a history of trust, climate ambition, and complementarity with regards to the availability of resources and low-cost emission reduction potential. There

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On the 22nd of June, the Climate Teams initiative convened a team of climate mitigation modelers from Chile and New Zealand, as well as Government representatives from both countries, and international modelling experts. The objectives of the meeting were to:

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Climate teams presentation –  University of Pennsylvania Date: 2019 Presenter: Suzi Kerr A presentation by Suzi Kerr at University of Pennsylvania on how a Climate Teams model could work internationally to get the globe to net-zero long-lived greenhouse gas emissions. This

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Climate Teams a new model for climate cooperation

Implementación de Equipos Climáticos en Chile: Una propuesta para combatir el cambio climático y la contaminación local Published: 2020 Authors:  Suzi Kerr, Francisco Pinto Chile ha avanzado en materia de política pública ambiental y climática, ha implementado una infraestructura institucional

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Francisco Pinto

Consultant, Chile Climate Teams initiative

Francisco Pinto, Economist with more than 15 years of experience in analyzing, designing and evaluating public policies in general and environmental/climate policies in particular in both the public sector and civil society organizations. Francisco is an Economist from the Metropolitan

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Álvaro Lorca

Assistant Professor, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Álvaro Lorca is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. He is also co-director of the Energy and Complex Systems Laboratory and co-director of

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Andres Pica

Executive Director, Center of Global Change, Universidad Catolica de Chile

Andres Pica is the Executive Director of the Center of Global Change at Universidad Catolica de Chile. He is trained as a Civil Engineer and holds an MSc in Environmental Engineering by the Politecnico Di Torino, Italia. He has led

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Rodrigo Pizarro

University of Santiago

Rodrigo Pizarro is an Assistant Professor of Public Policy at the University of Santiago, Chile. He is an economist from the London School of Economics, Master of Economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a PhD

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Juan Pablo Montero

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Juan-Pablo Montero (Ph.D. MIT) is Professor of Economics at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC-Chile). In 2019 he has been named Fellow of the Econometric Society. His research work concentrates in industrial organization, environmental economics and resource economics and

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Jose Miguel Valdés

Industrial Civil Engineer, Universidad Pontificia Católica de Chile

Industrial Civil Engineer with nine years of experience in the generation of information and analysis for the design of environmental policy and the socio-economic valuation of instruments of environmental management. He has led and participated in more than 60 projects

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