WWF expectations paper for COP23 | WWF

WWF expectations paper for COP23

Posted on 31 October 2017    
Civil society marchers in Warsaw, Poland pledging to return to the next round of climate talks.
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The Paris Agreement gave the world hope that through individual and collective leadership, humanity can effectively address the climate change challenge. The Agreement also provided a clear sense of direction and an approach to tackle the key issues: long-term temperature and emissions objectives; formal acknowledgment of the gap between our current efforts and these objectives; and mechanisms to close the gap. The many extreme climatic events this year highlight the urgency of the task at hand.

Under the auspices of a Fijian Presidency, COP23 in Bonn must make advances in the following areas:
  • Progress in Pre-2020 climate action, both by Parties inside the formal negotiations and by all stakeholders in the broader landscape of climate actions (often referred to as the Action Agenda); 
  • Launch of a robust roadmap for the “Talanoa Dialogue”, formerly known as 2018 Facilitative Dialogue, to take stock of the collective effort of Parties and redouble efforts to close the emissions gap, including by raising ambition of the current Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) by 2020; and
  • A Paris implementation guideline draft text. By November 17, Parties need to generate substantive elements for a comprehensive and balanced negotiating text covering all areas of the implementation guidelines for the Paris Agreement, to set the process on solid ground for adoption at COP24.
COP23 will be the biggest test yet of the commitment and resolve of Parties to deliver on the Paris Agreement. With the collaboration of non-Party stakeholders, Parties can pass this test by showing ambition and urgency in each of these areas, consistent with limiting global temperature rise to 1.5°C.

See WWF's expectations paper for COP
Civil society marchers in Warsaw, Poland pledging to return to the next round of climate talks.
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