COP23: Creating green and inclusive transport

Reading Time: 5 minutesBy: Romesh Kumar Yadav Session’s theme: How can SDGs be enforced not only in national, but also in local level as well? Objective: How cities can be made more open (in terms of access), resilient and livable? An interesting side event took place on the 13th of November at Bonn Zone (COP23, Bonn, Germany)  with […]

COP23: Wrap-up first week

Reading Time: 3 minutesBy: Claudia Steinacker “I hear no objections, it is so decided.” As observer in the Bula zone, this sentence was the most heard during the first days of the 23rd Conference of the Parties . Most meetings in the first days of the COP23 still dealt with organizational matters, such as agreeing on the structure […]

Everything you need to know about COP23

Reading Time: 1 minuteBy: Katharina Funk Bula! from the UN-Climate Conference in Bonn. Bula is Fijian for “life” and is most commonly used as a greeting, wishing one good health. In this article we want to present an overview of what the COP23 is about. The UN-Climate Conference takes place from 6 – 17 November 2017 in Bonn […]

COP23: Forest day

Reading Time: 4 minutesBy: Alicia Medina Valdiviezo “Forests play a huge role in our efforts to tackle climate change” – Manuel Pulgar-Vidal On Sunday, a series of events under an initiative called Forests Global Climate Action were given in COP23 Bonn zone. Here, many countries and corporations have shown that by establishing sustainable forestry management, it is possible […]

COP23: Bonn Challenge

Reading Time: 2 minutesBy: Claudia Steinacker On the third day of the United Nations Climate Change Conference 2017, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) hosted several side events on forest landscape restoration in their pavilion at the Bonn zone. An analysis conducted by the IUCN and Climate Focus revealed that only 8 Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) […]

COP23: Displacement, human mobility and climate change

Reading Time: 2 minutesBy: Judith Schepers Organised by Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), Coastal Association for Social Transformation Trust (COAST Trust), OXFAM International (OI) Following the Paris agreements a taskforce is working on global recommendations on migration. People from low-income countries are more likely to be forced to move away, with small island developing states being most effected. 25.3 […]

COP23: Eat what’s worth saving

Reading Time: 4 minutesBy: Katharina Funk “Biodiversity is a global public good.”– Marie Haga On the morning of the 9th of November there were strange plastic bags pinned on the wall of the Nordic Pavilion. They contained oranges, peanuts, bananas and, yes, chocolate. The bags represented nine time capsules, containing endangered food that will disappear in the foreseeable […]

COP23: Ready to play a game of Jenga?

Reading Time: 2 minutesBy: Katharina Funk After weeks of planning, organising and waiting, the COP23 has finally begun! 19 GCE students have made their way from Bayreuth to Bonn for the first week of the climate conference and another 19 will come for the second week. They will participate in side events, negotiations, and – most importantly – […]

COP23: “Nothing about us, without us” – Guaranteeing rights & gender equality

Reading Time: 2 minutesBy: Farina Hoffmann Organised by CARE International (Sven Harmeling), Center for International Environmental Law – CIEL (Sebastian Duyck), Women’s Environment and Development Organization – WEDO (Bridget Burns) The Guaranteeing Rights & Gender Equality side event, organized by CARE International, invited a panel of four speakers to debate about human rights as well as gender implications […]