What We Do
Breaking the Climate Deadlock is an international climate change initiative between Tony Blair and The Climate Group. Its objective is to help build high-level political and business support in key countries for a new and ambitious post-2012 climate change agreement.
Having been the first major head of government to bring climate change to the top of the international political agenda at the Gleneagles G8 summit in 2005, Tony Blair is now leading the 'Breaking the Climate Deadlock' initiative, a strategic partnership with The Climate Group, through which he is working with world leaders to bring consensus on a new and comprehensive international climate policy framework.
Launched in Japan in March 2008, the project builds on Tony Blair’s international climate change leadership while in office. The Climate Group, through its core network of members and partners, facilitates research and engagement with key global stakeholders in industry, academia and government. A distinguished group of international climate change experts provide technical, policy and scientific advice to the project.
The Breaking the Climate Deadlock initiative works to directly support the UN climate change negotiations, through Mr Blair’s high-level engagement and advocacy (such as through the G8) and the production and dissemination of expert reports and briefing papers on the key issues shaping international discussions.
It aims to build decisive political support among the key players - US, EU, China, India, Japan and Russia - for a new international agreement on climate change and for the strategies for its subsequent implementation that will result in greenhouse gas emission reductions consistent with those advocated by the scientific community.
The Climate Group is an independent NGO working internationally with business and government leaders to advance practical policies and technologies necessary to cut global emissions and drive a prosperous low carbon economy.