Organised by the UNSSC Knowledge Centre for Sustainable Development
in partnership with UN Climate Change
, this SD Talks Special Series on Climate Action webinar on the topic 'COP23 in Bonn: Setting the Rules of the Climate Game' took place on 27 September 2017. Between 6-17 November, thousands of government delegates and leaders from all sectors of society will gather in Bonn (Germany) for the 2017 UN Climate Change Conference. Under the Presidency of Fiji, UN Climate Change with the support of Germany will host this annual meeting with one clear objective: making progress for a successful, inclusive and ambitious implementation of the Paris Agreement. This includes negotiations on the implementation guidelines for transparent climate action under the Paris Agreement, as well as showcasing cooperative climate action, including on vulnerability and resilience, from around the globe. This webinar explained the milestones and key challenges that lie ahead of COP23.
The webinar featured Ambassador Nazhat Shameem Khan, Chief Negotiator for the COP23 Presidency, State Secretary Jochen Flasbarth, Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety, and Halldór Thorgeirsson, Senior Director of Intergovernmental Affairs at UN Climate Change. At the end of the discussion, participants had the opportunity to ask their questions directly to the speakers during the live Q&A session.