A climate conference operates on many levels — there are negotiations, discussions, presentations, press conferences, and exhibition — all aimed at advancing some aspect of the climate agenda. The negotiations themselves take place in a number of settings, ranging from small meeting rooms that allow countries to discuss the fine points at the working level, to larger plenary settings that involve all countries.
As the number of people displaced worldwide due to climate change-related events continues to grow, the United Nations and its partners are focusing on regional approaches, framed by existing international practice, to respond to the issue of ‘climate refugees.’
A new UN assessment released today, the 2017 Adaptation Gap Report, finds that progress needs to be made towards assessing adaptation at the global level to meet the requirements of the Paris Agreement.
Peruvian indigenous activists at COP23 in Bonn, Germany, made a strong call Tuesday for indigenous peoples to be part of the solution to tackling climate change.
Indigenous peoples took center stage at the COP on Tuesday when they made a strong call to be part of the solution to climate change.
“The need for urgency is obvious,” said COP23 President and Prime Minister of Fiji Frank Bainimarama, at the opening of the conference.
BULA! That’s the Fijian word for “welcome.” So, bula to Bonn and bula to our live blog of the UN Climate Change Conference.
One year after the entry into force of the Paris Agreement on climate change, the Bonn Conference, which opens on 6 November in Germany, will be an opportunity for nations around the world to show their ambition for climate action and their determination to keep their promises.
Long-term indicators of climate change such as increasing carbon dioxide concentrations, sea level rise and ocean acidification continue unabated, says report.
The COP23 in Bonn, Germany, starts on Mon., 6 November. The UN Department of Public Information will be on the scene, writing a daily blog post.