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Key issues of 23rd UN Climate Conference (COP 23) – Nov 7-18 Bonn Germany

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Overview from Center for Climate and Energy Solutions including explanatory video of UNFCC’s (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) Conference of the Parties (COP23) November 2017

Negotiators will continue to focus on developing the rules for implementing the Paris Agreement, including the reporting and review of countries’ climate efforts; a new five-year cycle to assess progress and update parties’ contributions; and the use of market-based approaches. Countries will also need to leave Bonn with clarity on the facilitative dialogue, a process to take stock of the collective climate efforts of governments that will take place next year.

A highlight of COP 23 will be efforts to demonstrate the continued engagement and ambition of non-state actors in the wake of the U.S. announcement of its intent to withdraw from the agreement. A coalition of U.S. cities, states, businesses, and universities have set up a pavilion to showcase these efforts throughout the conference….

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