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Social actors


Civil society and private sector liaisons at the COP20

Public front task force

In assuming the COP20 presidency, Peru will play a triple role as conference host, country party, and facilitator for the negotiations to agree a draft global agreement to address the threat of climate change, which will be approved in Paris at the COP21-CMP11 in 2015.

One of the most important positive forces to advance the UNFCCC and arrive at an ambitious and workable agreement in Lima in 2014 is the information and advocacy work carried out by civil society organizations at national, regional and international levels.

The Peruvian government’s interest in promoting and enhancing civil society participation in COP20 lead to the inclusion of the Public Front Task Force in its organizational structure and its strategic objectives.


The Task Force’s objective is to facilitate and channel public dialogue to build trust with civil society and the private sector at the national and international levels. This process will lead to the gathering and promotion of knowledge and constructive proposals to inform policy and the national agenda in the global climate change agreement negotiations.

The Public Front Task Force is governed by the following principles:

  • Openess
  • Inclusion
  • Transparency
  • Peer solidarity; and
  • Sustainability/Austerity.

Some of the Task Force’s achievements to date:

1. Establishment of collaborative links with COOL (UNFCCC Secretariat); COP21 in Paris and Mexico’s government (COP16).

  • A meeting of the Official Observer Organizations: UNFCCC Secretariat and Megumi Endo with national organizations and networks (February 17, 2014)
  • Press Release
  • Video interview Megumi Endo on the participation of civil society and the private sector in the COP20

2. Establishment of more than 100 contacts with active civil society and private sector groups, including national networks and associations, regional and global platforms and cooperating organizations.

  • First National Meeting of Academics (April 30): 77 participants, 14 organizations.
  • First National Meeting with Indigenous Organizations (May 06): 43 participants, 9 organizations.
  • First National Youth Meeting (May 8 and 9): 85 participants , 51 organizations, 13 regions.
  • First COP20 Dialogue with the Latin American Civil Society (May 1).
  • First Meetings with NGOs (May 22): 106 participants, 63 organizations, 4 platforms/groups.
  • First Meeting with Private Sector (May 21).

3. Spanish Cooperation Fund for Climate Change in Peru.

4. Agreement with COICA and AIDESEP for indigenous presence in the COP20. (Press Release).