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. Read More.