Next week’s Bonn climate change conference will set the tone for COP27 in Egypt

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The upcoming Bonn Climate Change Conference is scheduled to start next week at the World Convention Center in Bonn, Germany, and is designed to prepare for the UN Climate Change Conference COP27, scheduled for November this year in Egypt.

The Conference will continue until June 16. COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, will build on the positive outcomes of last year’s UN Climate Change Conference COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland, which finalized the operational details of the Agreement. of Paris and identified the work to come, in the key areas of mitigation, adaptation, support – in particular financial – and loss and damage.

The meeting will take place against a backdrop of accelerating climate impacts and geopolitical tensions. UN Climate Change Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa called on governments not to be deterred.

“Climate change is not an agenda we can afford to push off our global agenda. We need decisions and actions now and it is incumbent on all nations to make progress in Bonn,” he said. she declared.

Espinosa noted that to implement commitments made to meet the Paris Agreement’s 1.5 degrees Celsius target, the world has a significant workload ahead of it, but also a lot to build on. . But ambition must be raised urgently to avoid the worst impacts of climate change, and immediate action is needed, reads the UN Climate statement in its press release.

Currently, the world is on track to more than double the Paris Agreement’s 1.5 Celsius target by the end of the century.

“COP27 in Egypt must focus on implementation. There, nations must show how they will, through legislation, policies and programs, and across jurisdictions and sectors, begin to implement the Paris Agreement into practice in their home countries,” the UN climate chief said. change official said.

“In Egypt, all sectors of the economy and societies need to show in a tangible way that they recognize the scale of the climate emergency we face and take bold and concrete action – backed by specific plans – to realize the urgent and transformational climate ambition we must see before it is too late,” she added.

During the June sessions, discussions will take place on a range of important topics, including reducing greenhouse gas emissions, adapting to climate impacts and providing financial support to developing countries to reduce their emissions and adapt to climate change.

The Chairman of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA), Tosi Mpanu Mpanu, expressed confidence that despite the particularly difficult geopolitical context this year, climate change remains very high on the agenda of governments.

“Climate change is the greatest threat to life and livelihoods that we face. We must emphasize that climate change is the biggest problem of our time. Over the past few months we have seen many eagerness on the part of governments to get to work in Bonn. We have seen a lot of work at workshops and other events – there is a great appetite to make progress,” he said.

(Only the title and image of this report may have been edited by Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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