External event | 03 Jun, 2024


From 3 to 13 June 2024, IUCN will participate in the Bonn Climate Change Conference, which will convene the 60th session of the Subsidiary Bodies to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC SB60).

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Following from the successful conclusion of the first Global Stocktake of the Paris Agreement at COP28 in Dubai, the meetings in Bonn will focus on how to advance progress on issues of climate finance, mitigation, adaptation, loss and damage, just transition, transparency, and the development of the next round of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs).

The conference will also include several technical workshops, roundtables and expert dialogues on other key dimensions of climate change, including its linkages with the ocean, mountains, gender, children, local communities and Indigenous Peoples. The UN Climate Change High-Level Champions, through the Marrakesh Partnership for Global Climate Action, will also convene a number of important sessions to mobilise non-Party stakeholders across different sectors in support of greater climate action and ambition ahead of COP29 in Baku.

In addition to following the negotiations, IUCN will be actively engaged in several of these discussions. Some of the key sessions and events that it will participate in during SB60 include the following:

  • 3-5 June: In-session Workshop on Gender and Climate Change (IUCN submission)
  • 4 June: Marrakech Partnership In-Person Workshop: Collaborating Towards COP 29
  • 4 June: Expert Dialogue on Children and Climate Change
  • 5 June: Expert Dialogue on Mountains and Climate Change
  • 6 June: Road to COP29: Scaling implementation and financing adaptation solutions towards 2030 (See here) (IUCN submission on the UAE-Belem work programme)
  • 6 June: Tenth EbA Knowledge Day (Registration link)
  • 6-7 June: First Annual Global Stocktake Dialogue 2024 (See here)
  • 7 June: Roundtable Dialogue on ‘Uniting Across the Rio Conventions for Land, Nature, and Climate Action’ (See here)
  • 11-12 June: Ocean and Climate Change Dialogue
  • 12 June: IUCN-led official SB60 side event on ‘Nature in NDCs: What do we need to see?’ (See here)

In addition, IUCN will also be organising meetings of the ENACT Partnership and the Global EbA Fund and engaging in other nature-climate related workshops.