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Bonn Climate Change Negotiations Kick Off

With little time for negotiating left before governments are expected to meet in Paris to agree a new global climate deal, negotiators are meeting once again in Bonn this week for the latest round of UN climate talks. Pavlos Georgiadis is there, and he gives us this report. More will follow during the week. @geopavlos In order to get an adequate agreement, discussions need to intensify efforts to ensure that a range of key elements of the draft text are strengthened. These elements include finance for loss and damage caused by global warming, as well as adaptation and mitigation to the effects of climate change. What is also important to get back into the context of the Paris UNFCCC negotiations, is the language on decarbonisation of the global economy as a source of emerging long term consensus. Also important is scaling up political ambition for action, including regular reviews. Negotiators need to finish this week in Bonn with a text that contains a few clear political options for each of these elements. This text is […]