Presided by the Government of Fiji, the 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP23) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will take place in Bonn, Germany from 6 to 17 November 2017. The Conference is expected to make progress on developing modalities, procedures and guidelines for the operationalisation of the Paris Agreement, which are to be finalised in 2018.
IUCN’s key messages
At UNFCCC COP23, IUCN will highlight the critical role of nature in providing practical solutions in tackling climate change and adapting to its impacts, and the need for the guidance being currently developed for the operationalisation of the Paris Agreement to further encourage and facilitate these efforts. See IUCN’s key messages for COP23.
IUCN Issues Briefs provide an accessible overview of the often complex issues related to nature conservation and climate change mitigation and adaptation. See IUCN’s issues briefs.
Also, this Forest Brief from the IUCN Global Forest and Climate Change Programme describes the mitigation and adaptation potential of forest landscape restoration, a valuable nature-based solution to addressing climate change.
In addition to following the official negotiations, IUCN is strongly engaged in the Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action (GCA) to support the acceleration of global climate action and ambition on the ground. It is actively participating in the thematic action tracks on forests, water, agriculture and oceans and coastal zones, in the high-level sessions on building greater resilience and in the climate action and SDG2 roundtables.
IUCN and its members and commissions are also hosting several events in the IUCN Pavilion in the Bonn Zone on a wide range of topics – ranging from forests, water, ecosystem-based adaptation, oceans, blue carbon, world heritage, indigenous peoples, law, gender, and business engagement – that showcase the different dimensions of the Union’s climate-related work.
Our pavilion schedule will be continuously updated. Stay tuned!
In addition, IUCN will be engaged in a number of other events and activities at other venues in COP23, and elsewhere in Bonn.
Climate change publications
IUCN engages on climate change from multiple perspectives, from assessing the risks that climate change poses, to advancing practical and inclusive nature-based solutions centred on the better conservation, management and restoration of the world’s ecosystems.
Browse our catalogue of climate change publications.
Number of natural World Heritage sites affected by climate change nearly doubles in three years – IUCN
Bonn, Germany, 13 November, 2017 (IUCN) – The number of natural World Heritage sites threatened by climate change has grown from 35 to 62 in just three years, with climate change being the fastest growing threat they face, according to a report released 13 November 2017...
More IUCN news from COP 23.