"Climate diplomacy is the practice of managing negotiations under the current international climate regime. One of its aims is to deliver a global agreement in 2015 that will limit the global temperature increase to a maximum of 2°C and create the conditions for climate compatible development. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) sits at the heart of this complex regime; it is increasingly influenced by many formal and informal institutions and diplomatic forums. The dispersed nature of this regime creates multiple coordination and cooperation problems that have delayed progress towards a global agreement. This policy brief outlines the critical elements of effective climate diplomacy and identifies approaches that countries, especially LDCs, can consider in an effort to develop their own capacity for successful climate diplomacy."