Clear progress at COP23 says PM
November 13, 2017 12:19 am
Concluding a week of deliberations at the Conference of the Parties in Bonn, Germany has seen clear and constructive progress.
According to the Prime Minister and COP23 President Voreqe Bainimarama, there are also a few milestones to tick off the list.
“The Gender Action plan has been finalised by the parties, this recognises the role of women in climate action. We are also very pleased with the progress been made with the Talanoa facilitative dialogue.”
Fiji’s Chief Negotiator at COP23 and the Permanent UN Representative to Geneva Nazhat Shameem Khan says that there has been a good constructive spirit in the negotiations thus far.
“To see the Presidency working closely with the subsidiary body chairs to ensure that there is significant progress at COP23 to allow negotiations to proceed to next year because of course the deadline for the implementation guidelines is at COP24 in 2018.”
COP23 will wrap up this week after holding two weeks of deliberations to reach consensus on the guidelines for implementation of the Paris Agreement as well as subscribing to an ambitious climate action agenda.
More than 20 thousand delegates are attending the climate meeting representing 195 countries.