Proposed Next Steps to Help Increase Funding for Emissions Mitigation in Developing Countries
Given below is a draft strategy to help increase funding to enable large scale-up of greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation and/or carbon removal solutions in developing countries including Nigeria:
1) Officials from the Nigerian Government review this document and suggest improvements to it:
3) Estimate the combined economic and related benefits of each of the selected climate solutions as mentioned above.
4) Create a short animated movie that summarizes GHG and Carbon removal solutions that can be shared in the media and with appropriate officials from selected countries.
5) Update this document: A Possible Pathway to an Agreement for Increased Funding for Climate Action in Developing Countries (Pathway Document) so that it includes GHG mitigation and carbon removal estimates of selected climate solutions.
6) Discuss the updated pathway document with interested officials from the Nigerian Government as well as other interested government officials that we have been in communication with. Then finalize the Pathway Document.
7) Discuss the Pathway Document with the management team of We Don’t Have Time and invite them to suggest more GHG mitigation and Carbon removal solutions that can be implemented in developing countries on a large scale. Additionally, invite them to introduce these ideas in the Pathway Document to their 50+ million audiences around the world.
8) Host a meeting with interested officials from COP negotiating teams in West African Countries. Then further update the Pathway Document based on their feedback.
9) Host a meeting with interested officials from COP negotiating teams in West African countries and UNFCCC. Explain the pathway outlined in the Pathway Document to UNFCCC and ask them for their feedback. Then further update the Pathway Document based on their feedback.
10) If UNFCC supports the ideas in the Pathway Document, then discuss how to begin a dialogue about these ideas with developed countries (This may include us reaching out to selected developed countries to begin discussions. A full discussion with all countries may not be able to take place until COP28). Then determine how to proceed including the next steps.
11) Implement the next steps determined in #10.