During the UN climate negotiations (and sometimes other UN meetings) countries join together in groups to achieve greater power. The “High Ambition Coalition” is such a group, and was first seen at COP21 in Paris.
Its members are a bit unclear, with claims ranging from all 28 EU countries, USA and another 79 countries, mainly poor and vulnerable countries in Africa and the Pacific to just 14 countries and the EU. The Marshall Islands has played a significant role in the coalition.
The “High Ambition Coalition” stands out in the way it includes both some of the richest countries in the world and some of the poorest. Their website can be found at: www.highambitioncoalition.org
Two illuminating texts about the coalition can be found below, with opposing views of the coalition:
- Positive text in the Guardian about the “High Ambition Coalition”
- Critical text in DowntoEarth about the “High Ambition Coalition”