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26 May
An active day for delegates

Wrapping up Wednesday concluded the work undertaken by the Subsidiary Bodies for Implementation (SBI) and Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) which will hold a final plenary session on Thursday. SBI Chair Tomasz Chruszczow (Poland) said he was relieved to see certain points that had been pending...

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20 May
Fourth day of work for the 3,000 delegates gathered in Bonn

On Thursday, delegates continued the work they started on Monday during both consultations and side events. The role played by science and social sciences in meeting the objectives of the Paris Agreement was repeatedly emphasized. However, this fourth day was especially marked by the emergence of...

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18 May
Negotiators working to implement the Paris Agreement 

Five months on from COP21, and less than 180 days before COP22 in Marrakesh, delegates from 195 countries met in Bonn for the first time on Monday, 16 May 2016 to begin setting out the concrete implementation of the Paris Agreement adopted on 12 December 2015. Outcome of the first day...

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17 May
Two Women Co-Chairs Head the APA: Women at the Helm of Climate Action?

The Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA), which met for the first time on Tuesday 17th May, has elected its two co-chairs, Sarah Baashan (Saudi Arabia) and Jo Tyndall (New Zealand). https://twitter.com/UNFCCC/status/732554592366563328 Women at the forefront. This means that two more women will be chairing...

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13 May
Women and climate

Women were for a long time left out of international climate negotiations, yet they are the most exposed to climate risks. They are also, and especially, central to solutions to combat global warming.   Climate change is a cause of concern for the whole of humanity...

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13 May
Bonn: the first and last round of negotiations before COP22 

    The Delegation Heads of the 197 Parties to the Climate Convention are meeting for the first time as part of a formal negotiating session in Bonn, Germany, from 16 to 26 May. Ségolène Royal will travel there for a meeting of the COP office and...

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11 May
Five targets for implementing the Paris Agreement

Speeding up the implementation of the Paris Agreement and the Action Agenda: such was the agenda of the 2015 Paris Climate Steering Committee which convened on 10 May. This national Steering Committee, which is chaired by COP21 President Ségolène Royal, has now been holding monthly meetings...