Our purpose is to increase the capacity and capability of climate-vulnerable country negotiators to engage in international climate negotiations, helping to preserve and enhance the rules-based international system and increase appetite for higher ambition.
Our vision is for a fairer, more inclusive negotiation process that enables the meaningful participation of climate-vulnerable country negotiators, supporting the ambition to keep global warming to less than 1.5 degrees celsius and reducing the prospects of rapidly escalating climate extremes and severe risks for vulnerable people and systems.
To read more about what the programme aims to achieve, view the full CASA programme objectives.
The CASA programme supports climate-vulnerable country voices in the international climate negotiations. We do this by providing legal, technical, strategic, diplomatic and media support before, during and after the negotiations.
We have also created a digital guide to some of the latest, independent analysis on key issues in the climate negotiations, to support negotiators in their work.
All of the support we provide is guided by the following principles:
- Support should be demand-led (by negotiators) and clearly meet identified needs.
- Partners in the CASA Alliance must have the proven expertise to respond to negotiators’ needs.
- There needs to be trust and confidence between negotiators and those supporting them (sub-contractors and supporting groups).
- Support should be provided throughout the process – including before, during, and post international climate change negotiations, and other major climate-related events.
- Support must be flexible and responsive to the shifting priorities and demands of international climate negotiations, and the shifting climate science, policy and negotiations landscape.
- The programme will strive to take opportunities to address issues around gender wherever possible, in line with the UNFCCC gender action plan and code of conduct.
- Support should be designed to maximise the added-value of the CASA programme within the negotiations support field, complementing support provided by other agencies.
- Support should be consistent, sustainable, and aimed at achieving medium- to long-term goals.
The Climate Ambition Support Alliance is funded by the UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS).