International delegates are gathering in Bonn for the “intersessional” conference of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change to advance negotiations for a Paris Agreement based on the draft text that emerged in Geneva in February.
The conference, taking place in Bonn, Germnay, from 1-11 June, consists of a number of meetings that will help advance international negotiations around the draft text for the climate agreement in Paris in December 2015.
During the meeting of Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP 2.9) negotiators will begin to streamline the existing duplications in the draft text and negotiate its substance.
Two other important meetings, the SBI42 (Subsidiary Body for Implementation) and the SBSTA 42 (Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice) are running in parallel and will address issues including a review of the long-term global goal to keep the global average temperature below 2°C above pre-industrial levels, and the work programme on gender responsive climate policy.
Negotiators are also expected to discuss issues around climate finance, loss and damage and gender equality amongst other topics.
The agreement in Paris in December 2015 is crucial to put the world on a path to a sustainable future that facilitates a fair transition to a low carbon world and protects the rights of the most vulnerable people and communities.
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