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Fiji’s vision for COP23, by Bainimarama


Prime Minister of Fiji, Frank Bainimarama, as incoming President of the UN Climate Change Conference in November 2017 in Bonn, Germany, addressed delegates on Thursday, May 18 2017, the final day of the May UN Climate Change Conference in the former German capital. In his address, he set out his vision for Fiji’s Presidency of COP23. Excerpts: Certainly, the ball is being passed ...

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Bonn talks: Countries make progress on ‘Rulebook’, as reactions trail summit


Negotiators at the UN climate change talks in Bonn, Germany have been working through details of the Rulebook, an operational blueprint that will ensure the effective implementation of the Paris Agreement. Observers are applauding progress made in Bonn, with negotiators advancing work on the implementation of the Paris Agreement. Indeed, countries reportedly stayed focused on the task at hand: building ...

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U.S. accused of delaying progress at Bonn climate talks

Trigg Talley

United Nations climate change talks inched slightly closer to finalising a rule book on how to implement the Paris Agreement, in spite of continued U.S. intransigence across a host of technical and political issues. With only a few years before the window of opportunity to meet the 1.5 temperature target closes, civil society groups had advocated for progress on a number ...

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Plans for COP23 said to be on track, but…


Organisers of the 23rd Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP23) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) have said that preparations for the two-week event scheduled to hold in Bonn, Germany from November 6 this year are well underway and on track to deliver the infrastructure and arrangements needed for a successful meeting that can ...

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Countries share climate achievements, highlight benefits of action


Some 17 developed countries and 10 developing countries presented their actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to date and highlighted key achievements, challenges and benefits of climate action. One of those developing countries was Mauritania, the first LDC participating in this type of forum and presenting a clear plan of action on climate change. During the presentations by the 17 ...

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Nigeria ratifies Paris Agreement, becomes 146th Party to treaty


Forty-nine days after President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 in Abuja signed the instrument of ratification of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, Nigeria’s endorsement of the global treaty took effect on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 when the country officially presented the authorisation. According to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Nigeria’s ratification of the pact will ...

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Global momentum building on peatlands research for climate change


Peatlands have so far been underestimated in global climate change negotiations, but this is starting to change. Discussions alongside the UNFCCC Bonn Climate Change Conference last week showed an increasing interest in the carbon dynamics of these critical landscapes, and their potential contribution to climate change mitigation and adaptation. The Centre for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and partners held a ...

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ILO, UNFCCC team up to boost climate action


An agreement to promote decent work and a ‘just transition’ of the workforce towards sustainable economies and societies for all has been signed by the UN’s labour and climate change organisations. The move follows the adoption and entry-into-force of the Paris Climate Change Agreement, the first-ever universal, legally binding global climate agreement that aims to deliver a climate stable future ...

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UN fellowship programme to prepare young developing country professionals to lead climate action

Jakob Rhyner

The United Nations is helping to ensure that young professionals from developing countries are able to contribute to the implementation of the Paris Climate Change Agreement and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals with the help of a new fellowship programme run by two key UN agencies based in Bonn, Germany. The fellowship initiative will offer work experience in a vibrant ...

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Ovais Sarmad replaces Richard Kinley as deputy UNFCCC executive secretary

Ovais Sarmad

United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, has appointed Ovais Sarmad of India as Deputy Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), at the Assistant Secretary-General level. The appointment has been made after consultation with the Conference of Parties (COP) through its Bureau. Mr. Sarmad succeeds Richard Kinley of Canada, to whom the Secretary-General and the Executive Secretary ...

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