DateNovember 6-17, 2017

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At the UN Climate Change Conference this year (COP23, from 6 to 17 November) nations of the world will meet to advance the aims and ambitions of the Paris Agreement and achieve progress on its implementation guidelines.

The conference, officially referred as COP 23/ CMP 13/ CMA 1-2, will take place in Bonn, Germany, hosted by the secretariat of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and presided over by Fiji. The UNFCCC secretariat and the Government of Fiji are closely working with the Government of Germany, the State of North Rhine-Westphalia and the City of Bonn to ensure a dynamic and successful Conference.

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  • Early Lessons from GEF IAPs: Increasing Impact in GEF-7 (IISD/ENBOTS coverage / IISD IAP video), 13 November 2017 
    This event will present progress made under the GEF-6 Integrated Approach Pilots (IAPs) on Sustainable Cities, Taking Deforestation out of Commodity Supply Chains, and Fostering Sustainability and Resilience for Food Security in Sub-Saharan Africa. It will also provide an opportunity to take stock of early lessons learned from GEF-6 to inform programming under GEF-7, the next replenishment period of the GEF.
  • Enhancing Transparency through the CBIT (IISD/ENBOTS coverage / IISD video), 15 November 2017 
    This event will showcase country experiences with MRV and transparency efforts, including with the support of the Capacity-building Initiative for Transparency (CBIT). The event will also be an opportunity to explore challenges and opportunities in embracing enhanced transparency to support climate action and inform national planning and decision-making processes.
  • Sub-national Action on Adaptation in and for Least Developed Countries: The role of the LDCF (Oxford Climate Policy coverage), 11 November 2017 
    This side event, organized by Oxford Climate Policy and Oxford University, will provide an opportunity to discuss adaptation experiences and needs in LDCs, and the role of subnational authorities in implementing the PariAgreement by supporting the most vulnerable to adapt. The event will also shine a light on opportunities for subnational support from the developed world, including through the LDCF.
  • Strengthening Collaboration for Supporting Countries in Implementing the Paris Agreement (IISD/ENBOTS coverage), 16 November 2017 
    This joint GEF/GCF side-event will present the progress made by the operating entities of the Financial Mechanism in enhancing collaboration to support countries in implementing the Paris Agreement and promoting low-carbon and climate resilient development. The event will also explore strategic ways for the entities to maximize opportunities for synergy.
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