A new wave of climate action has been announced at the recently-concluded 23rd Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), or COP23 in Bonn, Germany by countries, cities, states, regions, business and civil society.
“The common message from all sides at this conference has been that action to get on track towards the objectives of the Paris Climate Change Agreement, and to ultimately achieve the 2030 Agenda Sustainable Development Goals is urgent. Time is really running out and everyone simply must do much better together to drive climate action further and faster ahead now,” the organiser UNFCCC said in a statement.
This means rapidly raising the current global ambition to act on climate change that is captured in the full set of national climate action plans (NDCs) which sit at the heart of the Agreement, it added.
Announcements made during COP23
Major announcements included funds to support the poorest and most vulnerable, whose plight has been brought into sharp perspective by this year’s extreme weather.