Prepare for COP23: new edition of the SD Talks Special Series on Climate Change coming up


In only a few weeks, from 6-17 November, thousands of government delegates and leaders from all sectors of society will gather in Bonn, Germany, for the 2017 UN Climate Change Conference (COP23).

Under the Presidency of Fiji and with the support of Germany, the UN Climate Change secretariat will host this high-profile annual meeting with one clear objective: making progress on the successful, inclusive and ambitious implementation of the Paris Climate Change Agreement. To achieve this, negotiations will take place on the implementation guidelines for transparent climate action under the agreement. Also, delegates will have to showcase cooperative action, including on vulnerability and resilience, with examples from around the globe.

On Wednesday 27 September, a new edition of the SD Talks Special Series on Climate Action will take place with a live video discussion. The panel consists of Ambassador Nazhat Shameen Khan, Chief Negotiator for the COP23 Presidency; Jochen Flasbarth, State Secretary at the German Federal Ministry for the Environment; and Halldór Thorgeirsson, UNFCCC Senior Director of Intergovernmental Affairs. The panelists will explain the milestones and key challenges that lie ahead of COP23, they will present the latest developments ahead of the Conference and they will of course answer questions from the participants. To join this interesting talk, register here.

The SD Talks Special Series on Climate Action is a webinar series of seven episodes, organised by the UNSSC Knowledge Centre for Sustainable Development in partnership with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The SD Talks Special Series on Climate Action aims to advance knowledge and further dialogue around Climate Action in the lead up to and during COP23.

The first webinar of the series took place in May and featured UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed and UNFCCC Spokesperson Nick Nuttall. You can watch the episode, entitled "Paris Agreement and the SDGs: One Agenda for a Sustainable Future", here. All the videos of the series can be found here.


So if you want to know more about the milestones and challenges ahead of COP23 and want to discuss the latest developments with a panel of experts, please sign up for this interactive seminar here!


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