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16 May 2016

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Newsroom

UNFCCC press release: mitigation & adaptation key topics at Bonn conference

"Governments Meet in Bonn to Take Forward Historic UN Paris Climate Agreement," 13 May 2016

…UN climate change negotiations get underway…with governments looking to the next steps needed to accelerate the implementation of the…Paris Climate Change Agreement...In order to ensure the aims and ambitions of the agreement, global greenhouse gas emissions will need to peak soon followed by quick reductions…Building and supporting more resilient societies and economies will also be key…The Bonn UN Climate Change Conference (16-26 May) comes just weeks after 176 countries and the EU signed the agreement…Given that immediate and accelerated climate action is required for governments to reach their climate goals, a key focus in Bonn will be on activities which have a high potential to curb and reduce emissions. At a “Climate Action Fair”, governments will…focus on building resilience to the unavoidable impacts of climate change, with governments discussing best policies in the area of adaptation…Cities, regions, businesses and investors, whose actions are crucial for supporting governments to meet their climate goals, will also be present in Bonn…