Stronger together in Bonn, Germany | November 6-17, 2017
The 2017 United Nations climate change negotiations, the Conference of the Parties (COP), was held in Bonn, Germany, 6-17 November.
The COP is the main decision-making body of the United National Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Its main task is to assess the actions taken by the 198 member countries to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. Learn more about the process here.
In the past, the COP was exclusively the domain of national governments. But in 2017, the global community of cities, regional governments, businesses and organizations were invited to take part in the process.
WWF believes that we're stronger together, and we're committed to empowering the climate community to transform society and the global economy.
The landmark Paris Agreement, now ratified by more than 150 countries, is the new universally agreed regime for global climate action. The agreement clearly sets the future to achieve collectively, with a ‘well-below 2°C threshold with best efforts to not exceed 1.5°C’.
This future calls for a total transformation of our societies and the global economy. It's a big job, and nations can't do it alone. All of us - people, cities, regions, businesses, civil society organisations and progressive national governments - have a critical role to play in this effort.
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AAP (Australia), 13 November 2017
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Deutsche Welle (Germany), 7 November 2017
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Al Jazeera (International), 5 November 2017
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