Bonn Climate Change Conference next week to set tone for COP27

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

The Conference will go on till June 16. COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, will build on the positive outcome of last year's UN Climate Change Conference COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland which finalized operational details of the Paris Agreement and identified work going forward, in the key areas of mitigation, adaptation, support - particularly finance - and loss and damage. The meeting will take place against a backdrop of accelerating climate impacts and geopolitical tension. 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 back on our global schedule. We need decisions and actions now and it is incumbent on all nations to make progress in Bonn," she said.

Espinosa noted that to implement the commitments made to achieve the 1.5 degrees Celsius goal of the Paris Agreement, the world has a significant workload ahead, but also a great deal to build on. But ambition must urgently be raised to avoid the worst impacts of climate change, and immediate action is needed, read the statement by UN Climate in its press release.

Currently, the world is on track to more than double the 1.5 Celsius goal of the Paris Agreement by the end of the century.
"COP27 in Egypt needs to focus on implementation. There, nations must show how they will, through legislation, policies and programs, and throughout all jurisdictions and sectors, begin putting the Paris Agreement into practice in their home...

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