COP23: UN Climate Change Conference 2017

COP23: UN Climate Change Conference 2017 2017-11-16T15:23:10+00:00

cop23-3About COP23

The 2017 UN Climate Conference takes place in Bonn, Germany, from 6-18 November. Leaders of national governments, cities, states, business, investors, NGOs and civil society will gather to speed up climate action to meet the goals of the Paris Climate Change Agreement. The COP is organized by the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Visit the official COP23 website.

Sustainable Development Goal 13
About Sustainable Development Goal 13

Goal 13 calls for urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts. It is intrinsically linked to all 16 of the other goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. To address climate change, countries adopted the Paris Agreement to limit global temperature rise to well below 2 degrees Celsius. Learn more about Goal 13.

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