The countries that are parties to the U.N. climate change convention (UNFCCC) will have their major meeting, COP23, this November in Bonn under the presidency of Fiji, a Pacific island, which in February 2016 was hit by the strongest cyclone on record.
Prime Minister Bainimarama has identified climate adaptation finance, effective monitoring of adherence through the rulebook to the Paris Agreement and the objectives of the Climate Action Agenda as key issue areas for the Fijian presidency.
“Our Presidency will keep the interests of all nations – including those that are low-lying and vulnerable – at the forefront of our negotiations. We are also focused on turning the words and commitments of the Paris Agreement into measurable actions on the part of all nations, and are calling for transparent systems of accountability and practical outcomes to ensure the agreement is a success,” he said.
Prime Minister Bainimarama also pointed to the need for greater engagement from the private sector, NGOs and civil society in support of Fiji’s global effort to boost access to climate finance and reduce climate risks to developing economies.
Climate change on G20 agenda
The world’s 20 most powerful countries will convene for their annual summit in July in Hamburg, Germany, preceded by a slew of ministerial meetings. Fortunately, the German government has put climate change explicitly on the agenda. Most of the G20 countries have already ratified the Paris Agreement, so a strong stand behind it should be achievable, as observers note. Reports around a recent G20 preparatory meeting suggest some conclusions might be achievable.
CCTNE’s COP23 Edition
CCTNE is proud to foster meaningful engagement between key stakeholders for the forthcoming COP23 Edition, which will feature the G20 World Leaders, Heads of UN Agencies, Captains of Industry as well as Leading Scientists, Associations and NGOs.
To review the latest developments and action areas we will be covering, please visit our COP23 page.
We are currently inviting industry partners to contribute thought leadership, through written advocacy pieces, as per our previous COP22 Edition.
To inquire about engagement opportunities, please contact:
James D. Butler
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