Outline for the Report of the Socialist International Commission for a Sustainable World Society

September 2009

I.  From a high carbon economy to a low carbon society

A.  The creation of the SWS Commission at the SI Councils in Santiago in November 2006 and in Geneva in June 2007 as a continuation of the Socialist International’s longstanding work on the environment, sustainable and equitable economic development, eradicating poverty, and guaranteeing peace and security

B.  Meetings of the Commission, the work at the XXIII Congress in Athens, seminars of the Commission

C.  Work and meetings around the Bali Conference in December 2007 and the Poznań Conference in December 2008

D.  Work and meetings during the run-up to the Copenhagen Conference in December 2009


II. From Bali to Copenhagen

A.  Assessment of the Bali Roadmap and Bali Action Plan and follow-up UNFCCC Conferences in 2008

B.  Assessment of the Poznań Conference in December 2008

C.  Assessment of subsequent UNFCCC Conferences in 2009

D.  Status of the UNFCCC negotiations and negotiating text as of September 2009


III. Mitigation, adaptation, technology transfers, financing

A.  Reducing greenhouse gas emissions: setting criteria for carbon emissions reduction by country

B. Reducing greenhouse gas emissions in energy consumption through increasing efficiency in line with a country’s growth

C.  Reversing deforestation through preservation and reforestation

D.  Technology transfers and capacity building with regard to mitigation

E. Technology transfers and capacity building with regard to adaptation and response

F. Funding for technology transfers and capacity building


IV. Implementing the commitments

A.  Who measures? Procedures and mechanisms relating to compliance

B. Education and reaching the people  at local, national and international levels

C. Redefining and reforming global governance and international institution building


V. Beyond Copenhagen: the way forward

A. The vision for a sustainable world society in the longer term: a blueprint for a future of equitable and ecological development and growth, including policies and best practices