22 Jul
Organisation of COP21: time to take stock

With only a few months to go until the opening of the COP22 climate conference in Marrakech, and a few weeks until the disbanding of the COP21 General Secretariat, responsible for preparing and organising the conference – though the climate team continues its policy work...

15 Jun
France has ratified the Paris Agreement

On Wednesday 15 June at the Élysée Palace, the President of the French Republic, François Hollande ratified the Paris Climate Agreement which was unanimously adopted by 195 countries in Paris in December following COP21. This text, which was definitively adopted by Parliament on 8 June...

27 May
End of Bonn with a focus on Marrakesh

La session de négociations s'est terminée jeudi 26 mars après onze jours de discussions. Les délégués sont parvenus à des résultats importants pour Marrakech....

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...

25 May
Parliament for the Environment kicks off in Kenya

  UNEA-2. This is the rather blunt code name given to the second session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA), which is being held at the headquarters of UNEP in Nairobi, Kenya, from 23 to 27 May. It will be attended by the President of...

Bonn 4e jour
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...