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11 ways the Paris climate deal is working in the real world

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Not a car in sight. Barcelona’s superblocks have created a car free space in the city centre, now other cities are copying the idea (Photo: JasonParis/Flickr)

As climate talks stall, it’s clear the UN process is no longer the major driving force of the climate transition. But does that matter?

May 15, 2018 — Like an old car that has gone as far as it can go, UN climate talks in Bonn last week stuttered, spluttered and stalled. Continue reading 11 ways the Paris climate deal is working in the real world

Bonn climate talks: key outcomes from the May 2018 UN climate conference

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The Bonn climate change conference, 6 May 2018. Photo by IISD/ENB | Kiara Worth

Over the past two weeks, more than 3,000 diplomats and observers have been in Bonn, Germany, to discuss how to bring the Paris Agreement on climate change to life when it enters force in 2020

May 11, 2018 — Each year, the Bonn “intersessional” falls midway between the annual conferences of parties (COPs), held in November or December, where ministers arrive to hammer out political disagreements. Continue reading Bonn climate talks: key outcomes from the May 2018 UN climate conference

Eyes on ministers to intervene as UN climate talks get mired in old battles

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The UN climate talks plenary in Bonn (Photo: UNclimatechange)

As negotiations in Bonn result in minimal progress on rules for the Paris Agreement, delegates look to political leaders to break the deadlock

May 10, 2018 — Ministers from the EU and China must intervene to rescue talks on putting the Paris climate pact into action, a top EU negotiator said on Thursday. Continue reading Eyes on ministers to intervene as UN climate talks get mired in old battles

Bonn climate talks must go further than Paris pledges to succeed

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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