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'''Open Task Group on Climate Change''' is an activity group of researchers, politicians, and stakeholders based on voluntary work. The Task Group aims to develop an agreement for global climate actions for the next ten years.
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;Slogan: Policy-making is too important to be left to politicians only.
  
 
==Scope==
 
==Scope==
  
Critical questions:
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What is Open Task Group on Climate Change? How is it organised? What are its main objectives? What are its main activities?
* Should the CC framework be based on carbon trade, carbon tax, a hybrid with both, or something else?
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What are the critical questions that it tries to address?
* How should the future impacts be discounted?
 
* Is the target to stay below +2 C ambitious and safe enough?
 
* What is the detailed framework (ETS or similar) that leads to achieving the +2 C target?
 
* What are the detailed practical actions needed for achieving the +2 C target?
 
* What are the different things that each country is willing to accept/promote and which not? Why?
 
* What are the decision options available at different levels? Who are the decision-makers?
 
 
  
What is the big goal? What does it look like?
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The answers to the questions below should be based on the following criteria:
* It must be easily undesrtandable.
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* The Task Group is open to anyone who accepts its rules.
* It must be short (one sentence).
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* The Task Group aims to promote any solutions and actions that are scientifically defendable. If science does not rule out one of two options, the Task Group promotes both.
* It must be motivating.
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* Therefore, the focus of the work is not to promote a specific policy but to attack policies that are not scientifically founded.
* It must show guidance to an individual actor (s/he must be able to see the own role in it.)
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* Scientific criticism is the ultimate criterion for conclusions.
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* [[Open assessment]] is used to operationalise the work of the Task Group.
  
 
===Intended users===
 
===Intended users===
  
*Politicians in the Copenhagen [[COP-15]] meeting in December, 2009.
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* Politicians in the Mexico City [[COP-16]] meeting in 2010.
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* Citizens of the world.
  
 
===Participants===
 
===Participants===
  
 
This is an [[open assessment]]. Anyone can participate. Especially, we hope participation from the following groups:
 
This is an [[open assessment]]. Anyone can participate. Especially, we hope participation from the following groups:
* The Finnish Government
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* [http://en.opasnet.org/en-opwiki/index.php?title=Open_Task_Group_on_Climate_Change&oldid=14065 Previous ideas about potential participants]
* The Finnish Parliament
 
* The participants of the [[COP-15]] meeting
 
 
 
  
 
'''Registered participants
 
'''Registered participants
  
 
If you want to join the Task Group, you can simply create a user account in Opasnet and add your name in the list:
 
If you want to join the Task Group, you can simply create a user account in Opasnet and add your name in the list:
* --[[User:Jouni|Jouni]]
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* [[User:Jouni|Jouni]]
  
==Definition==
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==Rationale==
  
Listen to different countries. China, India, Brasil, and many others should be involved and listened to.
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;Principles
 
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* The project team does not pay salaries to anyone. Everyone works either for their employer or on a voluntary basis.
Practicalities about other commitments: What else should be done before December 2009?
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* [[Open assessment]] method is the ultimate criterion.
* Finish Beneris
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* Go for the truth. You don't need a permission from anyone.
* Intarese risk characterisation and Mega case study.
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* Go beyond your own role. Be bold.
* EracEdu
 
* Claih
 
* Bioher
 
 
 
Can we use the THL name in this work (Juha, Pekka)?
 
 
 
Open Research Society: Do you take the leadership to publish the Journal of Open Assessment?
 
 
 
A manuscript should be sent to Nature/Science: Science-Policy interface helps policy-making use the scientific information. This should be published before summer.
 
 
 
People and institutes to get involved:
 
* Alistair and Vaclav (economics)
 
* Intarese
 
* Heimsta
 
* 2-Fun
 
* Beneris?
 
* Claih
 
* Bioher
 
* Tapas
 
* SRA-E
 
* Red Cross
 
* Modellers and people that are able to create and run models in this project.
 
* Analytica should be used= Lumina
 
* People that know local people and politicians: contact points
 
* Scouts?
 
* Lobbyists
 
* Translators: people who are able to translate things from one wiki to another. At least Chinese, Arabic, Spanish, English, Portuguese, Russian.  
 
* Wikipedists around the world
 
* Wikimedia Foundation: This must become a wiki project
 
* US Government
 
* Global Energy Assessment
 
* Global Burden of Disease
 
* IIASA
 
* SYKE
 
* Ministry of Environment
 
* Potsdam
 
* Tyndall
 
* Ethics experts (Timo Airaksinen)
 
* Keynote speakers of ClimateCongress
 
* A large group of volunteeds needed.
 
  
Methods to spread the word.
 
* Send chain letters about specific issues, so that people who know about that can send it forward to those who know about the topic or can work on it.
 
* Develop a hierarchical system for information flow so that key topics have responsible people who follow it and report upwards in the project management chain.
 
 
  
 
Review and collect the key models, and make them available for further use. This should also include standardisation, if possible.
 
Review and collect the key models, and make them available for further use. This should also include standardisation, if possible.
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* Opasnet Base
 
* Opasnet Base
 
   
 
   
 
Principles
 
* The project team does not pay salaries to anyone. Everyone works either for their employer or on a voluntary basis.
 
* [[Open assessment]] method is the ultimate criterion.
 
* Go for the truth. You don't need a permission from anyone.
 
* Go beyond your own role. Be bold.
 
  
 
How are the tasks identified and delegated? What does the project team do, and what is done by others? Who are the members of the project team? Who is the leader?
 
How are the tasks identified and delegated? What does the project team do, and what is done by others? Who are the members of the project team? Who is the leader?
  
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==Result==
  
Things to do:
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The main task of the Task Group is to develop the [[Citizens' climate treaty]], an action plan for global mitigation of climate change. It aims to replace the Copenhagen climate treaty that failed to be accepted in the Copenhagen [[COP-15]] meeting in December 2009.
* A 2D table country*opinion on options
 
* A hierarchical description of value structures.
 
* We must get to participate in the official negotiation process.
 
* Write instructions for participating.
 
  
Places where idea/results are presented:
 
* SRA-E
 
* SRA US
 
  
What about other actions than emission reductions?
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;Methods to spread the word:
* Albedo manipulation
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* Send chain letters about specific issues, so that people who know about that can send it forward to those who know about the topic or can work on it.
* SO2 in the stratosphere
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* Develop a hierarchical system for information flow so that key topics have responsible people who follow it and report upwards in the project management chain.
* Space mirrors
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* Identify groups, organisations, and individuals who were involved in the Copenhagen process. They are likely interested in getting a treaty, after all.
 
 
Policy-making is too important to be left to politicians only.
 
 
 
==Result==
 
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
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* [[:op_fi:Kutsu: Iskuryhmä ilmastonmuutosta vastaan|Kutsu: Iskuryhmä ilmastonmuutosta vastaan]]
 
* [[:op_fi:Kutsu: Iskuryhmä ilmastonmuutosta vastaan|Kutsu: Iskuryhmä ilmastonmuutosta vastaan]]
 
* [http://suomenkuvalehti.fi/jutut/ulkomaat/ulkoministeri-alexander-stubb-eu-tarvitsee-uuden-ison-projektin Foreign minister Alexander Stubb (Fi): EU needs a new big project]. It could be green, sustainable economy.
 
* [http://suomenkuvalehti.fi/jutut/ulkomaat/ulkoministeri-alexander-stubb-eu-tarvitsee-uuden-ison-projektin Foreign minister Alexander Stubb (Fi): EU needs a new big project]. It could be green, sustainable economy.
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* [[Citizens' climate treaty]]
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
  
 
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Revision as of 16:24, 20 December 2009



Open Task Group on Climate Change is an activity group of researchers, politicians, and stakeholders based on voluntary work. The Task Group aims to develop an agreement for global climate actions for the next ten years.


Slogan
Policy-making is too important to be left to politicians only.

Scope

What is Open Task Group on Climate Change? How is it organised? What are its main objectives? What are its main activities? What are the critical questions that it tries to address?

The answers to the questions below should be based on the following criteria:

  • The Task Group is open to anyone who accepts its rules.
  • The Task Group aims to promote any solutions and actions that are scientifically defendable. If science does not rule out one of two options, the Task Group promotes both.
  • Therefore, the focus of the work is not to promote a specific policy but to attack policies that are not scientifically founded.
  • Scientific criticism is the ultimate criterion for conclusions.
  • Open assessment is used to operationalise the work of the Task Group.

Intended users

  • Politicians in the Mexico City COP-16 meeting in 2010.
  • Citizens of the world.

Participants

This is an open assessment. Anyone can participate. Especially, we hope participation from the following groups:

Registered participants

If you want to join the Task Group, you can simply create a user account in Opasnet and add your name in the list:

Rationale

Principles
  • The project team does not pay salaries to anyone. Everyone works either for their employer or on a voluntary basis.
  • Open assessment method is the ultimate criterion.
  • Go for the truth. You don't need a permission from anyone.
  • Go beyond your own role. Be bold.


Review and collect the key models, and make them available for further use. This should also include standardisation, if possible.

  • Climate models
  • Dispersion models
  • Economic models
  • Policy models
  • Regional and city-level models
  • Health models
  • Land use models
  • Legal models
  • Bayesian belief nets


Give training to key people in the project team (involve people that are not in the risk group)

  • Opasnet Base


How are the tasks identified and delegated? What does the project team do, and what is done by others? Who are the members of the project team? Who is the leader?

Result

The main task of the Task Group is to develop the Citizens' climate treaty, an action plan for global mitigation of climate change. It aims to replace the Copenhagen climate treaty that failed to be accepted in the Copenhagen COP-15 meeting in December 2009.


Methods to spread the word
  • Send chain letters about specific issues, so that people who know about that can send it forward to those who know about the topic or can work on it.
  • Develop a hierarchical system for information flow so that key topics have responsible people who follow it and report upwards in the project management chain.
  • Identify groups, organisations, and individuals who were involved in the Copenhagen process. They are likely interested in getting a treaty, after all.

See also

References