INTERCONNECTIONS ZONE DURING COP23

Parallel to COP 23, DIE hosted the Interconnections Zone from 6 to 17 November 2017. The Zone’s objective was to continue the dialogue of trade-offs and synergies between the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which kicked off earlier this year at the Interconnections Conference. Conveniently located between the Bula and Bonn Zones, DIE offered a space for discussions, which was easily accessible to politicians, scientists, practitioners and members of the civil society.

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Juno Fitzpatrick
COP23: Climate-Induced Migration & Displacement in the Pacific: Adaptation or Loss and Damage?

From 6 to 17 November 6th to17th 2017 Fiji and Germany organized the 23rd Conference of the Parties (COP23) to the  United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Team lead Kees van der Geest presented preliminary findings at the conference in Bonn (Germany). COP23's main objective was to achieve progress in implementing the Paris Agreement, which was negotiated two years earlier, and which took effect last year. Signatory countries agreed to limit global warming to 2 degrees CelsiusCelcius compared to above pre-industrial levels and make strong efforts to keep warming down to 1.5 degrees. 

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Juno Fitzpatrick