Open Task Group on Climate Change

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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.

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


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.


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:


  • 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?


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