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BONN/FIJI Climate Conference COP23 (2017)

BONN/FIJI INTERNATIONAL CLIMATE CONFERENCE COP23 (6-17 Nov. 2017)

Official site for the BONN/FIJI CLIMATE CONFERENCE COP23

"FURTHER, FASTER - TOGETHER"

"Bonn Conference an opportunity to boost climate risk management efforts"

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Note: Fiji presided over the Conference, which was held in Bonn, Germany

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FIJI/BONN CONFERENCE CONCLUSIONS

CLIMATE PORTAL STATEMENT: The Fiji/Bonn 2017 Climate Conference continued along the long road toward resolving the huge problems that global warming/climate change poses for humanity. The main problem is staying below the carbon budget necessary for a livable world, along with economic development and equity. While the US federal government is currently mired in an ignorant dinosaur stance, sub-national US entities are stepping up vigorously, possibly enough to fulfill US commitments under the Paris Agreement. The objective of more ambition is the main conference conclusion. Investors are stimulating business to calculate climate risk and act to mitigate that risk. The concept of risk management of climate change in the presence of uncertainties is becoming more understood and accepted. The transition to a distributed renewable energy economy, necessary for climate change mitigation and with gigantic economic opportunities, is now unstoppable. Fossil fuel companies facing a future with stranded carbon assets, powerful contrarian ideologues, and right-wing media spreading climate disinformation remain major obstacles to progress. 

 
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VIDEOS
 
Date Event
November 06, 2017 04:00 -05:00 Understanding Oceanic and Atmospheric Phenomena and their Role in Climate Models
November 06, 2017 04:00 -05:00 Opening plenaries of the COP and CMP and resumption of the CMA
November 06, 2017 04:30 -05:00 Climate Action Network International
November 06, 2017 06:00 -05:00 Friends of the Earth International
November 06, 2017 07:00 -05:00 Call for Resources for Youth Climate Action
November 06, 2017 07:15 -05:00 UNFCCC and COP Presidency
November 06, 2017 08:00 -05:00 European Union
 

MANY MORE VIDEOS HERE

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DESCRIPTION AND BACKGROUND FOR THE BONN CLIMATE CONFERENCE BY IISD

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Practical Information for the Bonn Climate Conference  

The 2017 UN Climate Change Conference took place (6 to 17 November) at the World Conference Center Bonn, which is located in Bonn, Germany, the seat of the Climate Change Secretariat. The conference was convened under the Presidency of Fiji.

The secretariat, as host of the conference,worked with the Government of Germany, the State of North Rhine-Westphalia and the City of Bonn to make all the necessary arrangements for the conference.

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SOME COMMENTARY ON COP23

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US Pavillon - We Are Still In (Not the US govt)

Over one hundred of America’s climate champions are participating in the next round of UN climate talks – COP23 – November 6-17 in Bonn, Germany. These university presidents, mayors, governors, and business leaders will highlight their steps to reduce climate pollution and stand in solidarity with international leaders, showing the world that US leadership on climate change extends well beyond federal policy. READ MORE HERE.

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NEWS FROM BONN

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Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals through Climate Action

"Climate change presents the single biggest threat to sustainable development everywhere and its widespread, unprecedented impacts disproportionately burden the poorest and most vulnerable.

Urgent action to halt climate change and deal with its impacts is integral to the successful implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Collectively, the three post-2015 agendas for action – the Paris Agreement, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction - provide the foundation for sustainable, low-carbon and resilient development under a changing climate.

Achieving the primary goal of the Paris Agreement - to keep the average global temperature rise well below 2C degrees and as close as possible to 1.5C above pre-industrial levels - is vital to the achievement of all three Agendas."

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Young Adults at Bonn COP23 with SustainUS

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DOCUMENTS FOR COP23

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Annual NGO UN Committee on Sustainable Development climate paper for the Bonn Climate Conference  

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SIDE EVENTS AT COP23

Complete List of Side Events & Exhibits | (COP 23/CMP 13/CMA 1-2)

There are dozens of side events at a UNFCCC Climate Conference. Here is a sample:

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US GOVERNMENT - REACTIONS AND SIDE EVENT

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SUSTAINABLE INNOVATION FORUM (SIF)

Agenda for the Sustainable Innovation Forum

Taking place alongside COP23, adjacent to the Bula zone, SIF brings together 600+ carefully handpicked delegates, including: Ministers of Energy and Climate Change, Blue Chip CEOs, Mayors, Responsible Investors, Development Banks, Green Entrepreneurs and media, for two packed days of capacity building, networking, collaboration and deal making that will galvanise and fast track the green economy. 

Sustainable Innovation Forum - Agenda 2017 Bonn COP23  

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INVESTORS AND BUSINESS AT COP23

Investors at COP23 Bonn  

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Business at COP23

ICC, Climate Change and Business at COP23  

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5 key events for business at COP23

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CARBON PRICING 

ICC Carbon Pricing Principles  

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OFFICIAL COP23 SBI, SBSTA MEETINGS

  • Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI 47) Meetings

  • Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) Meetings

  • Here is a video showing issues reviewed by SBSTA; the agenda is below

  • Agenda

    Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA), 3rd meeting

     

    8. Research and systematic observation

     

    10. Methodological issues under the Convention

    (a) Common metrics to calculate the carbon dioxide equivalence of greenhouse gases

    (b) Emissions from fuel used for international aviation and maritime transport

     

    12. Modalities for the accounting of financial resources provided and mobilized through public interventions in accordance with Article 9, paragraph 7, of the Paris Agreement

     

    Click here for the full SBSTA agenda, all corresponding documents, and information on organizational matters relating to the SBSTA.

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PARALLEL MEETINGS TO COP23

To right: Rising water in Kiribati. Flooding worldwide is being made worse by climate change.

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Last edit 21Nov2017

 
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Citation

(2017). BONN/FIJI Climate Conference COP23 (2017). Retrieved from http://climate.uu-uno.org/view/article/59ea7ad90cf2139039278780