The United Nations Conference of the Parties (COP23) is currently ongoing at the German City of Bonn.
During the first week of negotiations at the COP23, some important advancement to implement the Paris Agreement has been accomplished. As the EFE news portal has reported, the Ministers have found “some progress” in matters related to regulations when implementing the Paris Agreement, and through the facilitative dialog called Talanoa Dialogues, which establishes the design of the conditions to review the Climate Commitments assumed by the countries (NDC) in 2018, to achieve that planet’s temperature remains below 2°C. (Source: Conexioncop22)
Main announcements of the first week at the COP23
- Syria signs the Paris Agreement. With this action, all of the countries of the world have signed the agreement, except the United States.
- WRI, CATIE, CIAT, and UICN, announced that they donated $2.1 million in private investment to restore degraded lands in Latin America and the Caribbean through the 20×20 initiative.
- Germany announced that will donate €50 Million for the Adaptation Fund and €50 Million for the Less Developed Countries Fund.
- $2.1 billion will be given to restore degraded lands in Latin America
- Italy adopts a plan to eliminate carbon (November 10th)
“We live in a moment where the impacts of climate change that were forecasted by science from long ago, the extreme storms, oceans warming, heat waves, are not just threats, but an emerging reality. We need more ambitious actions from all the corners of the world and from all of the sectors of society to face climate change”. (UNFCC 2017).
You can follow up this event live through https://cop23.unfccc.int/