The impacts of climate change can no longer be denied. Natural disasters are on the increase all over the world. The number of extreme weather events in Germany, for instance, has more than tripled since the 1970s. We have to act now to achieve the goal set out in the Paris Agreement - to keep global warming to below two degrees Celsius - and to limit the impacts of climate change. We will only succeed by working together.
Germany has taken on the role of technical host. In line with an innovative concept of "one conference – two zones", the conference will be divided into two areas. In the "Bonn zone" in the Rheinaue park, concrete solutions for implementing the Paris Agreement and limiting global warming will be presented in parallel to the negotiations. Countries, NGOs, IGOs, UN organisations and representatives of the scientific sector and industry will showcase their climate action projects.
Our goal is to make the most of the momentum of the Paris Agreement in cooperation with our partners from all over the world. COP23 should specify the details for implementing the agreement and make progress towards the goal of limiting global warming to well below two degrees Celsius.
Important steps on the road to this goal will be negotiated in Bonn in November at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP23). We are delighted to support the Fiji presidency and the UN Climate Change Secretariat in the planning and organisation of the conference, thus making an important contribution to international climate action.
Germany and its stakeholders will present climate activities in the German pavilion. Additionally, Germany and the city of Bonn will use the opportunity to highlight Bonn’s profile as a UN location. The actual negotiations will take place in the "Bula Zone", run by Fiji and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
In the vicinity of the conference venue there will be numerous events such as exhibitions, concerts and other cultural happenings that are also open to the general public.
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