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Climate change: what are the objectives of COP23?

Climate change: what are the objectives of COP23? (video)

The COP conferences are a series of summits where countries discuss how to tackle climate change and stands for Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The next one in Bonn will be the 23rd one, dedicated to discussing how to follow up on the Paris agreement, which was the result of a previous COP summit.
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Parliament will attend with a delegation of 12 MEPs led by environment committee chair Adina Vālean, a Romanian member of the EPP group.

What is the Paris agreement?

The Paris agreement is the world's first universal, legally binding climate deal adopted by 195 countries in December 2015 at the COP21 summit in Paris. It sets out a global plan on how to limit the increase in global temperatures to well below 2 °C above pre-industrial levels. The deal entered into force on 4 November 2016 after the European Parliament gave its consent to the EU’s ratification.

What are the goals of COP23?

Governments are meeting at COP23 to advance the implementation of the Paris agreement. The focus is on the development of guidelines on how the Paris agreement’s provisions will be implemented across a wide range of issues including transparency, adaptation, emission reductions, provision of finance, capacity-building and technology. The aim is make progress in all these areas so that the guidelines can be completed by the time the next COP summit takes place in Poland next year.

What will be some of the challenges at COP23?

One of the tasks of COP23 is to prepare next year's talks on countries will need to increase their contributions in order to meet the targets of the Paris agreement. In addition the US withdrawing from the agreement will make it more difficult to achieve the targets set out in it.

For more about this, read our interview with environment committee chair Adina-Ioana Vălean.

European Parliament delegation in Bonn

The Parliament delegation to COP23 will be briefed on a daily basis by Miguel Arias Cañete, the commissioner responsible for climate action and energy. At the summit MEPs will also take part in background talks with representatives from the UN, delegations from different countries and international organisations and civil society organisations.

German EPP member Peter Liese, who will be part of the Parliament delegation, said about COP23: "Big decisions won't be made, but it's extremely important that after the United States announced they will opt out of the Paris agreement, the rest of the world stays united."

He added: "It is important not to take a step back, and maybe we will even be able to take a step forward with partners like China, Canada, Japan, and get the United States involved again when a new government is in power."
 

What is the Parliament doing to support the Paris agreement?

Parliament is currently working on three pieces of legislation to implement the Paris agreement:


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