The imperative of Cooperation – CIDSE

The imperative of Cooperation

Steps toward an equitable response to the climate crisis
Civil society equity review, November 2022

As climate negotiations enter in full speed at the UN COP27 in Sharm El Sheikh, the 2022 Civil Society Equity Review, released by over 200 civil society organisations and social movements including CIDSE, builds on previous years’ elaborations of what fair shares means in terms of both emission reductions and fossil fuel phase out, as well as adaptation and loss and damage.

In this report we focus on international cooperation as such, discussing and surveying key areas where international cooperation is both possible and necessary. In so doing, it presents opportunities for international cooperation that very explicitly apply to all countries and continents, though it also pauses to recognise how the particular situation in Africa – the host of COP27 – crystalises some of the key inequities of the malfunctioning world order.

International cooperation will be key to enabling Africa to take a different course, through its own agency, towards people-centered, renewable energy societies that provide well-being for all.

This report outlines areas for international cooperation across four broad areas:

  • International Cooperation under the UNFCCC
  • International Cooperation through initiatives and multilateral platforms to address financing, renewable energy and fossil fuel phase-out
  • International Cooperation to manage energy price instability and a fair share phase out
  • International Cooperation Towards Changing the Rules and Architecture of Global Trade, Investment, Finance and Technology

Cover photo: Workers are seen on site of the construction of four solar power stations in Egypt’s southern province of Aswan, where Egypt and China’s clean energy company TBEA Sunoasis is building solar generation capacity at the Benban Solar Energy Park © Xinhua / Alamy Stock Photo;

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