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 […]

COP23: Biennial Update Report

Reading Time: 2 minutesBy: Steve Kwatcho Kengdo Parallel to informal consultations of the meetings and protocol bodies of the convention where we had limited access, the workshop for the facilitative sharing of views (FSV) under the international consultation and analysis (ICA) process for developing country Parties was organized under the Subsidiary Body of Implementation (SBI) at this 47th […]

COP23: Summary of the first week from an African perspective

Reading Time: 3 minutesBy: Steve Kwatcho Kengdo “Negotiations are important, but action is more important” – Salaheddine Mezouar, COP22 President The first week of the conference was marked by the presence of several African countries which share together the urgent need of implementing the Paris Agreement. Besides participating individually to main plenary meetings and informal consultations during meetings […]

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: Fossil of the day

Reading Time: 2 minutesBy: Claudia Steinacker The “Fossil of the Day” Awards exist since 1999 and are an initiative of the Climate Action Network (CAN) to ironically honor those parties, countries or organisations which act in a bad manner, hindering the progress of the negotiations at COP and counteracting the common will to achieve the climate target set […]

COP23: “Leave the coal in the hole”

Reading Time: 2 minutesBy: Steve Kwatcho Kengdo The meeting of the convention and protocol bodies , namely the Conference of the Parties (COP), Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP); Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement (CMA); Subsidiary Body for […]

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) […]