UN and Germany Sign Host Country Agreement for UNFCCC COP 23
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COP 23 will focus on implementation of the Paris Agreement on climate change, which entered into force on 4 November 2016, and seek to galvanize climate action by all relevant stakeholders.

The Conference is organizationally and logistically supported by the German Government, with further support from the state of North-Rhine-Westphalia and the city of Bonn.

It is expected to draw more than 20,000 participants.

4 September 2017: The UN and the Government of Germany have signed a bilateral agreement that provides the legal basis for organizing and hosting the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn, scheduled to take place from 6-17 November 2017.

Presided over by the Government of Fiji, the UN Climate Change Conference will include the 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 23) to the UNFCCC, the 13th session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP 13) and the 47th sessions of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA 47) and the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI 47). It will also include the fourth part of the first session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA 1-4) and the second part of the first session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement (CMA 1-2).

COP 23 will focus on implementation of the Paris Agreement on climate change, which entered into force on 4 November 2016, and seek to galvanize climate action by all relevant stakeholders.

The Conference is expected to draw more than 20,000 participants. It is organizationally and logistically supported by the German Government, with further support from the state of North-Rhine-Westphalia and the city of Bonn. [UNFCCC Press Release] [Paris Agreement] [SDG Knowledge Hub Story on UNFCCC Secretariat Publishing COP 23 Annotated Agendas]


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