ImPACT Coalition on Earth Governance and the UN Summit of the Future

About the ImPACT Coalitions

20 ImPACT Coalitions were established at the 2024 UN Civil Society Conference in order to build cooperation between stakeholders on key issues and initiatives leading up to and beyond the UN Summit of the Future.

The ImPACT coalitions  provide a space and a platform to engage civil society, UN Member States and other key stakeholders on the themes of the Summit of the Future and the proposals/initiatives being advanced in key inter-governmental and civil society documents being prepared for the Summit of the Future, including the Pact for the Future, Declaration on Future Generations and Peoples Pact for the Future.

Each ImPACT coalition will undertake education, outreach and advocacy on their thematic area up to and beyond the Summit of the Future.

There are currently 20 ImPACT coalitions being established on the following topics:

Earth Governance ImPACT Coalition

The Earth Governance ImPACT Coalition focuses on establishing and strengthening environmental governance mechanisms. Such mechanisms (political, judicial and executive) are vital to ensure implementation of environmental obligations and accountability to law protecting the environment. See Why Earth Governance.

The ImPACT Coalition works on building engagement of and cooperation between civil society organizations, like-minded governments, legislators, experts, private sector actors and other stakeholders on environmental governance proposals and initiatives, some of which have been thoroughly researched by the Climate Governance Commission and can be found in the 2023 CGC Report Governing our Planetary Emergency and summarized on the Mobilizing an Earth Governance Alliance website (see proposals).

Join the Earth Governance ImPACT coalition

The coalition is open to anyone interested in Earth Governance and the UN Summit of the Future to join. There is no fee nor requirement to support any particular earth governance proposal/initiative.

Our Activities

ImPACT Coalition at the UN Civil Society Conference and follow-up online meeting

The ImPACT coalition held its inaugural in-person session on May 10 at the 2024 UN Civil Society Conference in Nairobi. The session  included an introduction to the coalition, general discussion on earth governance issues and proposals, and a deep dive into six of the earth governance proposals that are gaining traction, in order to refine and take account of a broad and inclusive range of perspectives.

The first online meeting of the Earth ImPACT coalition takes place on May 22, 2024. Contact ware@wfm-igp.org

Coalition workplan

The coalition is developing a workplan of activities to be undertaken between the UN Civil Society Conference and the Summit of the Future. The draft workplan will be discussed at the May 22 online meeting.  

The coalition is hosted by Mobilizing an Earth Governance Alliance (MEGA), in collaboration with Major Groups at UNEP and the Gulf Research Center Foundation. Coalition updates are included in the MEGA newsletter.

The Coalition is convened by Alyn Ware, World Federalist Movement-Institute for Global Policy; Maja Groff, Climate Governance Commission; Marie-Claire Graf, Youth Negotiators Academy; Mohamed Adelraouf, Major Groups at UNEP and the Gulf Research Center Foundation; Rebecca Shoot, Citizens for Global Solutions; Judge Peter Herbert O.B.E (retd), Bandung Africa;  Eoin Jackson, Climate Governance Commission,  Neshan Gunasekera, World Future Council and Earth Trusteeship Initiative and John Vlasto, World Federalist Movement-Institute for Global Policy