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20 Years of the Environmental Integrity Group in Global Climate Governance: Lessons and prospects

Through an initial idea, a twist of fate, and skilled diplomacy, the Environmental Integrity Group (EIG) found its way to the climate change negotiations in 2000 and has been an important coalition ever since.
By Jennifer Allan (PhD), Natalie Jones, Cristopher Ballinas, Gabriela Blatter, Alejandra López Carbajal, Jérémie Carles, Simon Fellermeyer, Lorena B. González, Tae Yong Jung, Daeho Lee, Junhee Lee, Mari Luomi (PhD), Jesse Medlong, Andrés Flores Montalvo, Beat Nobs, Jieun Park, Lydie-Line Paroz, Franz Perrez, Chloé Petruccelli, Rodolfo Godínez Rosales, Stefan Ruchti, Dina Spörri, Heike Summer, Maia Tskhvaradze, Camila Zepeda on June 13, 2022
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Comprised of Mexico, Liechtenstein, Monaco, the Republic of Korea, Switzerland, and Georgia, the EIG bridges the gap in international climate negotiations between developed and developing countries. Through its shaping of the Kyoto Protocol and the Paris Agreement over two decades, the coalition has shown the effectiveness possible when countries form alliances not based on regional, ideological, or economic identity—but rather on shared values, principles, and approaches.

In “20 Years of the Environmental Integrity Group in Global Climate Governance: Lessons and Prospects,” delegates representing all its member states reflect on the history and purpose of the EIG and its contribution to the making and remaking of global rules for the climate. From telling the story of how the coalition formed, sharing insights on its role in the UNFCCC process, and offering stories of how individual members are separately advancing global climate governance, the book turns to the future and our collective challenge of turning climate ambition into action.

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