Urgency Underlined as Bonn Climate Talks Close
Against the backdrop of a record hot April in the host country of Germany, governments are concluding two weeks of talks aimed at preparing the Paris Agreement’s operational guidelines for adoption at the annual climate conference to be held in Katowice, Poland in December.
The guidelines are essential for determining whether total world emissions are declining fast enough to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement.
UNFCCC: Climate conference in Bonn
UNFCCC: Climate conference in Bonn
The 48th sessions of the Framework Convention on Climate Change’s (UNFCCC) Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI 48) and Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA 48) will convene in Bonn, Germany, from 30 April to 10 May 2018. The Bonn Climate Change Conference will also include the fifth part of the first session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA 1-5).
The Subsidiary bodies hold the meeting in preparation for the COP 24 in Kattowitz.
Momentum for Change: Lighthouse Activity
The search for Momentum for Change’s 2018 Lighthouse Activities is on! Applications are being accepted from 22 February to 30 April.
Ministers, UN and African Officials Set for Africa Climate Week
Action on climate change will receive a high-level boost when ministers from eight countries in Africa and senior United Nations and other officials converge on Nairobi, Kenya, for Africa Climate Week, 9-13 April.
UNFCCC–UNU Early Career Climate Fellowship Programme
The UNFCCC – UNU Early Career Climate Fellowship Programme offers young people from developing countries a unique opportunity to start their career at the interface between international climate policy development and research.
Climate change is a solvable problem. Tech innovation & behaviour change can help us fight back for our planet
Climate change is now affecting every country on every continent. It is disrupting national economies and affecting lives, costing people, communities and countries dearly today and even more tomorrow.
Health, Climate and Small Island States – Editorial by UNFCCC and WHO
Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Secretariat (UNFCCC), and Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), have reconfirmed their commitment to a special initiative which they launched in partnerships with the Fijian Presidency at the COP 23 in Bonn last November.
UNFCCC: Unprecedented efforts needed to tackle climate and disaster risks
Unprecedented levels of coordination are needed to face the combined challenges of rising global greenhouse gas emissions, weather-related disasters, and achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
This is the key finding of a UN report summing up the views of experts who gathered in Bonn, Germany, to discuss how countries can better adapt to the inevitable impacts of climate change.
New IRENA report finds all renewable technologies to be competitive by 2020
According to a new cost analysis from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the cost of generating power from onshore wind has fallen by around a quarter since 2010, with solar photovoltaic (PV) electricity costs falling by 73 per cent in that time.
A New Voice for the Indigenous People
Goal and success of the COP23-Negotiations in Bonn, November 2017, was to unite country representatives and indigenous people by the establishment of a Local Communities and Indigenous Peoples platform. The Executive Secretary of UN Climate Change Patricia Espinosa recognized the importance of indigenous know-how and said:
“Indigenous people must be part of the solution to climate change.”