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Our planet depends on democracy support and climate action practitioners joining forces

Rafael Jimenez Aybar considers the importance of inclusive and equitable responses to climate change in helping to restore lost faith in democracy, as many perceive that it does not sufficiently deliver for the common good. Mr Aybar points to the growing gaps between global ambition and implementation in addressing climate change, and moreover the gap between the richer countries and middle- and low-income countries, as the former category continues to under-deliver on climate commitments. More accountability in global climate governance is needed, especially through more inclusive democracy and more transparency in actions. However, institutional capacity continues to present a challenge, requiring greater investment in the existing systems, institutions and actors; and greater coherence and coordination of support.

Read the full piece here on the Westminster Foundation for Democracy website.