UN Climate Conference - Bonn, Germany
6-17 November 2017

Bonn Campus

COP23 UN Climate Change ConferenceThe twenty-third session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 23) will take place from 6-17 November in Bonn, Germany and will be presided over by the Government of Fiji.

Two years since the Paris Climate Agreement, the UN climate talks in Bonn come at a pivotal moment for climate action and vulnerable states. After Paris signalled the intent to limit warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, the Pacific COP must now achieve real progress on the Paris Agreement's implementation guidelines (rulebook).

The countries gathered in Bonn must also set the groundwork for increasing their climate ambition - and ending the injustice of inaction. The millions of lives around the world affected by climate-fuelled typhoons and hurricanes, floods and droughts are demanding accelerated action and accountability.

It is in Bonn where the world will again show that US President Trump's isolationist decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement has strengthened, rather than weakened the global momentum for climate action.

New leaders will emerge and the eyes of the world will be on the EU, China and others to step up. There is no turning back and there will be no renegotiation of the Paris Agreement.

We have a window of opportunity to take fast, bold action against climate change and deliver true security and justice for every one of us. This is the opportunity and the obligation of our time.

The latest updates


True climate leadership still missing

Blog entry by Daniel Mittler | 18 November, 2017

The world is moving ahead without Trump - but not as fast and decisively as needed. Another round of climate negotiations is over. And, like last year, President Trump has failed to stop the global climate talks from moving...

Strong leadership must emerge to drive Pacific COP climate ambition forward - Greenpeace

Press release | 17 November, 2017 at 16:07

Bonn, 17 November 2017 – Greenpeace demanded climate leadership to emerge from the Pacific COP, calling on leaders to listen to the need for urgency and transform their energy and land-use systems.

Greenpeace activists protest on coal ship calling on Merkel to end coal use

Press release | 15 November, 2017 at 16:00

Bonn, November 15, 2017 – Ahead of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s appearance at the UN climate talks, 14 Greenpeace Germany activists protested on a coal freighter on the Rhine River calling for a coal phase-out in Germany.

A focus on gender at the UN climate talks

Blog entry by Tatiana Nuño | 14 November, 2017

Each year at the UN climate talks, gender becomes a central thematic element in the negotiations. Today is that day, six years after the first Gender Day was incorporated into the UNFCCC. Since then, every year, COPs have not only...

World’s eyes on Norway as historic climate trial begins

Press release | 13 November, 2017 at 9:45

Oslo, Norway 13 November 2017 – Tomorrow, environmental organisations Greenpeace Nordic and Nature and Youth take on the Norwegian government in court for opening up new areas in the Arctic to oil drilling. They are arguing that drilling for oil...

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