In light of the 23rd Conference of Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) taking place in Bonn, Germany, the UNFCCC Secretariat organised a session in order to provide an update on the work of the Paris Committee on Capacity Building and the implementation of its rolling workplan 2017-2019. The session would be followed by further informal sessions and discussions during the duration of COP23.
The ongoing 23rd Conference of Parties (COP) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) marks two years since the signing of the Paris Agreement (PA). While the call for accelerated action on climate change and the commitments to the PA have been gaining attention, COP23 is also an important landmark year in terms several other processes, including gender.
Pope Francis invoked a new argument for collaboration between science and religion to combat human induced climate change, through the much awaited encyclical on the environment, which was released on June 18. The encyclical was issued at a crucial juncture, six months away from the 21stConference of Parties of the UNFCCC to be held in Paris which is aimed at creating a new agreement on climate change.
After Paris in 2015 and Marrakech in 2016, the next step toward Paris Agreement implementation was the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany from November 6th to 17th, 2017, including the Conference of the Parties (COP 23, CMP 13, and CMA 1-2) as well as meetings of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI 47), the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technical Advice (SBSTA 47), and the Ad hoc Working
As a developing tropical island nation, Sri Lanka is severely at risk from the impacts of climate change. This makes effective risk management and risk transfer mechanisms a high priority for the country, particularly regarding the agriculture sector. Effective crop insurance schemes could play a big part in protecting the livelihoods of Sri Lanka’s population as well as its national food security.
Negotiations on Monday commenced the final week of climate talks. The ADP Group considered the progress made thus far and began negotiations on a draft decision 1/CP.21. The negotiations picked up the pace in addressing more substance related issues, political questions and the potential structure for the new global climate agreement. The focus was placed upon a more concise, tailored and manageable draft of the Paris Agreement.
The United Nations Climate Change Conference organised by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) opened on June 01, 2015 in Bonn, Germany and will continue till June 11, 2015. The groups convened at the conference were, 42nd session of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI 42); the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA 42), and the ninth part of the 2nd session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP 2-9)
11, 2015 was the concluding day of the UN Climate Change Conference. There were three facilitated groups under the ADP (Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action) on adaptation; loss and damage; transparency; compliance and implementation. Later during the day, the ADP contact group convened to discuss the proposal of the Co-Chair on the work ahead, and thereafter the Co-Chair of ADP; Ahmed Djoghlaf gaveled the ADP plenary to a close.
The facilitated groups under the ADP convened on: work stream 2 (pre-2020 ambition), general/ objective and implementation and compliance; mitigation and finance; along with procedural and institutional provisions. There were also informal consultation under SBI and the SBSTA.