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COP23 Bonn UN Climate Change Conference

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The 23rd Climate Change Conference, COP23, will take place in Bonn from 6 to 17 November this year. Under the Presidency of the Republic of Fiji, delegates from 197 countries will negotiate the implementation of the Paris Agreement. The COP will be held in Bonn, as home of the UNFCCC Secretariat.

COP23 Bonn UN Climate Change Conference

 

The international political response to climate change began at the Rio Earth Summit in 1992, where the ‘Rio Convention’ included the adoption of the UN Framework on Climate Change (UNFCCC). This convention set out a framework for action aimed avoiding “dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system.” The UNFCCC entered into force in 1994 and now has a near-universal membership of 196 countries. The main objective of the annual Conference of Parties (COP) is to review the Convention’s implementation.

Governments, cities and regions from the 152 countries that have ratified the Paris Agreement, must now meet their national climate change commitments ( INDC’s ) so they are looking for the clean energy, low carbon transport and finance solutions to make this a reality. 

 

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