COP 23

23rd session of the Conference of the Parties

UNFCCC / COP 23
6 November - 17 November 2017, Bonn, Germany

Updates

Update 9: Celebrate 20th anniversary of Kyoto Protocol with 2nd commitment period – say developing countries
Bonn, 10 November 2017 (Jade Chiang)

The climate talks in Bonn could be a historic moment if Parties are able to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Kyoto Protocol (KP) by ensuring the entry into force of its second commitment period (CP2), said developing countries at a press conference organised by the

Update 8: APA takes stock of progress towards negotiating text for Paris Agreement implementation
Bonn, 10 November 2017 (Prerna Bomzan and Meena Raman)

A stock-take session of the  UNFCCC’s Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA) took place on 9 Nov, presided over by Co-chairs Sara Bashaan (Saudi Arabia) and Jo Tyndall (New Zealand), to assess progress on the steps towards producing a draft negotiating

Update 7: Developed countries oppose inclusion of pre-2020 actions in COP23 agenda
Bonn, 9 November 2017 (Meena Raman)

Developed countries opposed the inclusion of an agenda item dealing with implementing pre-2020 actions onto the agenda of the 23rd meeting of the Conference of Parties to the UNFCCC (COP 23) taking place in Bonn, Germany.

Update 6: Call for balance in producing negotiating text for Paris Agreement implementation
Bonn, 8 November 2017 (Prerna Bomzan)

In producing the draft negotiating text for the implementation of the Paris Agreement (PA), developing countries called for balance on all elements of the PA at the opening meeting of the UNFCCC’s Ad Hoc Working Group on Paris Agreement (APA) on Nov. 7 in Bonn, Germany.

Update 5: APA: Developing countries raise concerns over scheduling of ‘finance’ issues
Bonn, 8 November 2017 (T. Ajit)

On the 2nd day of the ongoing climate talks in Bonn from 6-17 November, developing countries called for emphasis to be given to a particular finance issue dealing with quantitative and qualitative information on projected levels of public finance by developed countries under the Ad Hoc Working Gr

Update 4: Developing countries raise key concerns over issues under the SBI
Bonn, 7 November 2017 (Jade Chiang and Meena Raman)

Developing countries several key concerns at the opening of the 47th session of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation (SBI 47) on  6 Nov. , which was held after the official opening of the 23rd Conference of the Parties (COP 23) to the UNFCCC in Bonn.

Update 3: Climate talks open with call for urgent action
Bonn, 7 November 2017 (Zhu Zhenyan)

The meetings of Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and its Kyoto Protocol (KP) and Paris Agreement (PA) as well as the meetings of the Subsidiary Bodies serving these treaties kicked off on 6 November.

Update 23: COP 23 adopts host of finance decisions
Penang, 27 November 2017 (TWN)

The UNFCCC’s COP23, held from 6-18 Nov. in Bonn, Germany, adopted a host of finance-related decisions.

Update 22: Divide over future of the Adaptation Fund under Paris Agreement
Penang, 24 November 2017 (Meena Raman and Aura Martinez)

Developed and developing countries are divided over the future and nature of the Adaptation Fund (AF) under the Paris Agreement (PA).  The AF is currently under the Kyoto Protocol (KP).

Update 21: Intense wrangling on modalities for addressing ex ante information on public finance
Penang, 24 November 2017 (TWN)

Developed countries’ reluctance to address the modalities for the ex-ante information on public financial resources to be provided to developing countries referred to in Article 9.5 of the Paris Agreement (PA) delayed the closing of the UNFCCC’s 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP2

Update 20: Key outcomes from COP 23
Beijing, 22 November 2017 (Zhenyan Zhu)

Several key decisions and important outcomes were adopted at the recently concluded 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP23) to the UNFCCC, which met from Nov 6 to 18 in Bonn, Germany.

Update 2: COP 23 agenda adopted, pending consultations on two items
Bonn, 7 November 2017 (T. Ajit and Meena Raman)

The agenda of the 23rd session of the UNFCCC (COP 23) was adopted, pending informal consultations on two specific proposals by Parties for inclusion in the agenda.

Update 19: Conclusions adopted to advance Paris Agreement work programme
Kathmandu, 22 November 2017 (Prerna Bomzan and Meena Raman)

The meeting of UNFCCC’s Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA) eventually closed after 1 am, early morning of 18 Nov, with the adoption of conclusions to advance the Paris Agreement Work Programme (PAWP), overshooting its scheduled closing by three days, in Bonn, Germany.

Update 18: Developing countries welcome decisions at COP 23, and register concerns over finance issues
Kuala Lumpur, 21 November 2017 (Jade Chiang and Meena Raman)

Despite the delayed ending of the climate talks at Bonn by nearly a day, developing countries, in welcoming some key decisions adopted at COP 23, also emphatically registered their unhappiness over how the finance issues were addressed at the closing of the climate talks that took place early mor

Update 17: Climate talks end with adoption of ‘Fiji Momentum for Implementation’
Bonn, 20 November 2017 (T. Ajit and Meena Raman)

The 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP23) to the UN Framework on Climate Change (UNFCCC) closed  early morning of Saturday18 Nov, a day later than its scheduled ending, with the adoption of  what was called the “Fiji Momentum for Implementation”, (also known as decision 1/CP.23).

Update 16: Call to show more ambition and to move faster together on climate change
Bonn, 16 November 2017 (Prerna Bomzan)

The opening of the high-level segment of the climate talks in Bonn presided over by Fiji, saw world leaders calling on all Parties to show more ambition and to move faster together on climate change.

Update 15: BASIC ministers provide political impetus for climate talks
Bonn, 16 November 2017 (TWN)

As the ongoing climate talks intensify, ministers of Brazil, South Africa, India and China (BASIC) underlined the importance of the conference to prepare the ground towards the completion of the work related to the implementation of the Paris Agreement under the United Nations Framework Conventio

Update 14: Parties agree on way forward on pre-2020 action
Bonn, 16 November 2017 (Meena Raman)

Parties to the UNFCCC have arrived on a way forward on pre-2020 climate action.

Update 13: Heads of State arrive as Parties continue to iron out differences
Bonn, 16 November 2017 (TWN)

Bonn, 15 Nov (TWN)- With three days left for the climate talks to conclude in Bonn, Germany, Parties are hard at work to iron out the remaining differences, as Heads of States and Government have arrived for the high-level segment which opens afternoon of Wednesday, 15 Nov.

Update 12: Addressing ‘equity’ in the global stocktake under the Paris Agreement
Bonn, 14 November 2017 (TWN)

On 11 Nov, Parties to the UNFCCC’s Ad hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA) had an interesting exchange on how equity can be operationalized in the global stocktake (GST) that will take place in 2023.

Update 11: Developing countries express concerns on lack of progress on finance issues
Bonn, 13 November 2017 (Prerna Bomzan)

Developing countries, led by the Group of 77 and China, expressed concerns over the lack of progress on all finance related issues due to the lack of political will by developed countries, adding that finance is the key enabler in the operationalization of the Paris Agreement.

Update 10: No consensus on way forward on pre-2020 issues in COP23 agenda
Bonn, 13 November 2017 (Meena Raman)

Consensus could not be reached on the way forward on addressing pre-2020 issues under the agenda of the 23rd meeting of the Conference of Parties to the UNFCCC (COP 23) taking place in Bonn, Germany.

Update 1: What to expect at the Fiji COP ?
Bonn, 6 November 2017 (Meena Raman)

The annual climate change talks under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the Kyoto Protocol (KP) and the Paris Agreement (PA) are taking place in Bonn, Germany from Nov. 6 to 17, 2017.