Bonn climate talks make slow progress ahead of COP 27 in Egypt
Two weeks of intense work on technical issues and preparation of decisions for adoption at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP27) in Sharm el-Sheikh in November ended in Bonn with little progress, last week.
Building on the many mandates that emerged from the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow last year, discussions held on a range of important topics, including the need for more ambitious climate action, deeper cuts in greenhouse gas emissions, enhanced resilience to adapt to the effects of climate change and financial support for developing countries.
The conference has been the first opportunity for all parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to meet, since adoption of the Glasgow Climate Pact at COP26 last year.
In Glasgow, governments agreed a package of decisions that paved way for full implementation of the Paris Agreement. UN Climate Change Executive Secretary, Patricia Espinosa, said: “While much work remains, parties have made progress in several technical areas here in Bonn. Such steps are a key part of negotiations and important to achieve our overall goals. The world is moving closer to an overall shift towards implementation of the Paris Agreement.