The Bonn Climate Change Conference kicked off on May 8 in Germany and will continue through May 18. Nearly 4,000 climate negotiators, observer groups and civil society climate change actors from more than 184 countries are gathering in Bonn, Germany for meetings of the UNFCCC subsidiary bodies on implementation, science, technology and to move the ball forward on the modalities and procedures or “work program” for the implementation of the Paris Agreement, as well as to undertake consultations in preparation for the 2018 Facilitative Dialogue designed to enhance climate action and prepare submissions of Parties’ Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) by 2020.

COP22 last November in Marrakech produced the first meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement (CMA1) as well as the Marrakech Action Proclamation for Our Climate and Sustainable Development. The COP22 Presidency continues to play an active role in moving climate negotiations forward, as well as a leadership position in strengthening the involvement of civil society and non-state actors through the Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action that was also launched at COP22.

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