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03 Sep 2018

German NGO urges progress on rulebook in Bangkok talks leading to COP24


The climate talks in Bangkok must lead to tangible results that make this year’s COP24 UN climate conference in Poland a success, NGO Germanwatch says in a press release. “Robust rules for the Paris Climate Agreement, improved climate goals for countries and support for those most affected by climate change in the poorest countries – these are the most important elements for Katowice,” the Polish city where the conference is taking place in December, Germanwatch’s climate policy expert Rixa Schwarz said. There is still a lot of work to do before the parties decide on a rulebook that is aimed at underpinning the Paris Agreement’s goals with concrete action steps, Schwarz added. These rules are needed to ensure that climate contributions are comparable across countries, emission reduction figures are not counted multiple times and financial engagements are more transparent, she said.

Read the press release in German here.

See the CLEW article German government looks ahead as Bonn climate talks leave much to do for more information.

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