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Bonn climate talks must go further than Paris pledges to succeed

frank bainimarama (L), prime minister of fiji and host of the bonn talks, meets with ambassador aziz mekouar of morocco
Frank Bainimarama (L), prime minister of Fiji and host of the Bonn talks, meets with Ambassador Aziz Mekouar of Morocco. Photograph: James Dowson/UNFCCC

Hosts Fiji will be aiming to build transparency and constructive dialogue – and this will be crucial to successfully ratcheting up the tough climate targets sidestepped at Paris

November 6, 2017 — Talanoa is a Fijian term for discussions aimed at building consensus, airing differences constructively, and finding ways to overcome difficulties or embark on new projects. It is one of Continue reading Bonn climate talks must go further than Paris pledges to succeed

Bonn climate talks will aim to meet goals laid out in Paris, says UN

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Children at the climate march prior to the opening session of the COP23 climate change conference in Bonn. Photograph: Wolfgang Rattay/Reuters

Delegates ‘do not have the luxury of lots of philosophical discussions’ but must focus on advancing the pledges set out in the Paris agreement

November 6, 2017 — The UN hopes to create an “operating manual” for implementing the Paris agreement on climate change, with talks in the next two weeks in Bonn. Continue reading Bonn climate talks will aim to meet goals laid out in Paris, says UN

Tiny Fiji looks for global impact at Bonn climate talks

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COP23 CHAIR. In this file photo, Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama, Prime Minister of Fiji, speaks at the beginning of the Petersberg Climate Dialogue on May 22, 2017 in Berlin. Kay Nietfeld/Pool/AFP

Fiji’s Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama brings a sobering message as he presides over UN climate talks in Bonn this week

SUVA, Fiji (Nov. 5, 2017) — Fiji’s Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama brings a sobering message as he presides over UN climate talks in Bonn this week – climate change is real, it’s already having disastrous impacts on his people and only urgent action can address the problem. Continue reading Tiny Fiji looks for global impact at Bonn climate talks

Bonn climate talks: key outcomes from the May 2017 UN climate conference

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Delegates from the LDCs discuss the revised APA text at the Bonn climate conference, May 2017. Photo by IISD/ENB/Kiara Worth.

Diplomats from around the world gathered in Germany over the past two weeks for the latest round of UN climate talks

May 19, 2017 — The “intersessional” talks, which take place in Bonn each year midway between the annual conference of parties (COP), aim to move negotiations forward ahead of the larger meeting which take place towards the end of the year. Continue reading Bonn climate talks: key outcomes from the May 2017 UN climate conference