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Last stretch of Bangkok climate talks must see clarity on finance

Hundreds of thousands of people will demonstrate this weekend against political inaction on climate change even as negotiations lay the groundwork for UN climate talks in December

8 September, BANGKOK: With just two days to go until the Bangkok climate talks wrap up, the glaring void of finance is staring us in the face and threatens to erode trust in the negotiations. Some progress has been made on efforts to trim down the bulky rulebook text into a clear outline with options, but progress has been uneven.

The Announcement of the Climate Vulnerable (CVF) Summit Gives New Hope that the Paris Agreement on Climate will be Implemented

Patricia Espinosa, Co-Chair of the Global Climate Action Summit and Executive Secretary of UN Climate Change, said "The Forum is a clear demonstration of how and why the world needs to address the climate challenge. Not only have its member nations adopted some of the most ambitious climate targets to date, but their exposure to the realities of extreme weather events are a constant reminder of our shared responsibility to step-up the pace of action.”

PRESS RELEASE: Negotiators make progress in Bonn but ministers have their work cut out for success at Katowice

Clear signals and commitments on finance can unlock ambition and instill trust to advance work for a strong Rulebook

Bonn, 10 May: As talks wrap up here, countries must have a laser focus on advancing discussions towards a strong Paris Rulebook. A fair, robust and transparent Rulebook must inspire confidence among countries to step up and commit to enhanced national climate targets by 2020. To unlock the ambition cycle, which is at the heart of the Paris Agreement, we need to see meaningful progress and clear commitments on finance.

Bonn climate talks: Technical issues turning political as countries try to hash out clear options for Paris rulebook

8 May, Bonn: With just two days left to conclude the Bonn intersessional meetings that will set parties on course for a successful COP24 in December, countries must use the time well to advance progress on several key issues.

'Talanoa Dialogue must lay the groundwork for a political outcome towards enhanced ambition'

Speakers who were at the Dialogue, representing cities, businesses and civil society share their reflections on the Talanoa experience and outline expectations going forward

7 May 2018, Bonn, On Sunday, parties to the UNFCCC sat down with representatives of civil society, cities, businesses and other non-party stakeholders for the Talanoa Dialogue.

“Suva Expert Dialogue must mobilise strong action on loss and damage finance”


1 May 2018:  The Bonn climate talks will include an important session on loss and damage finance (addressing unavoidable climate impacts that countries and communities simply cannot adapt to). While the formal process for dealing with these severe impacts was launched with the Warsaw Implementation Mechanism born at COP19, no substantial work has yet been done on how to provide the needed support and finance.