Q. What is the Transformative Step of the Day initiative?
A. An initiative which aims to increase focus on transformative low-carbon solutions and how they can be supported in the negotiation process. The initiative will be facilitated by a mobile app and web portal and live events to launch the initiative and announce the winning transformative step.
Q. What is a transformative step and why is it important?
A. A transformative step can be a solution, activity or policy decision that supports transformative low-carbon solutions. These steps can help transform business models and/or allow countries to leapfrog past carbon emitting technologies, and will be officially presented at COP17. Transformative solutions often provide emissions reductions of 80% or more compared with business as usual and frequently depend on an underlying energy-efficient broadband infrastructure.
Q. Who can participate in the Transformative Step of the Day?
A. All delegates on-site in Durban are encouraged to participate. The main focus will be on government initiatives but transformative steps taken by other stakeholders will also be recognized.
Q. How can I participate?
A. Delegations, organizations and individuals at COP17 in Durban can submit their transformative steps through the mobile app or web-portal. Submissions will be accepted from December 5, 14:00 to December 8, 12:00 local Durban time. Even if you are not in Durban, interested parties can review the submissions and vote.
Q. Who can vote and how can I vote?
A. Anyone participating in or following COP17 can review the submissions and vote. Voting will be open between December 5, 14:00 and December 8, 12:00 local Durban time, with a possible extension depending on interest.
Q. When will the winning Transformative Step be announced?
A. The launch of the Transformative Step of the Day is on December 5, at 14.00 local Durban time. The daily winner will be announced December 6 – 8, at 14.00 local Durban time.