Governments Meet In Bonn To Step Up Climate Action Critical To The Implementation Of Paris Agreement


Governments are meeting for the next round of UN climate change negotiations from 30 April to 10 May to further develop the guidelines for implementing the landmark 2015 Paris Climate Change Agreement.

This will allow the Agreement to become operational. The guidelines, or operating manual, are needed to unlock practical actions to realize the full potential of the Agreement.

The final decisions are to be taken at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP24) in Poland at the end of this year.
Finalizing the Paris Agreement guidelines is also necessary to assess whether the world is on track to achieve the Agreement’s goals: to limit the global temperature increase to well below 2°C, while pursuing efforts to limit it to 1.5°C.
“To reach success at COP24, it is essential that nations begin working towards draft negotiating texts at the May meeting. This will provide a solid foundation for work in the second half of 2018 and help them to deliver a strong result,” said Ms. Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of UN Climate Change.
At the UN Climate Change Conference (COP23) held last November under the leadership of Fiji, nations agreed to accelerate and complete their work to put in place the guidelines – officially termed the Paris Agreement Work Programme (PAWP) –  at COP24 in Katowice, Poland in December.