Bonn, 5 June 2023 (TDI): On this World Environment Day, the world society is trying to formulate such policies and frameworks to deal with this global challenge in the form of the Bonn Climate Change Conference which is commencing today and will continue until 15 June.
With the increased global warming, energy crisis and ongoing international conflicts, Climate Change is the most crucial global concern of modern times, which has a detrimental impact on the human, political, economic and environmental security of every nation.
An international platform like this is the best place to gather expertise and innovative ideas from around the world to formulate strategies and policies to ensure a sustainable future by mitigating the impacts of climate change and making efforts to deal with it.
Bonn conference is a part of the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) which encompasses two UNFCCC subsidiary bodies and its members meet twice a year and set the stage for the COP at the end of the year.
Agendas under Discussion
The core concern of this year’s summit is the global stocktake, the reduction of Greenhouse gas emissions, the extension of financial assistance to developing states to lower the rate of emissions and the adaption to climate change.
“For many people around the world, limiting the warming of our planet to 1.5 degrees Celsius is a matter of survival. The global stocktake is the opportunity of a generation to correct the course we are on, to design a way forward to tackle climate change with fresh vigour and perspective,” said the UN Climate Change Executive Secretary Simon Stiell.
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Moreover, the scope of discussion will also include increasing accountability and transparency for climate action and minimizing the climate change impact on food and agriculture security.
This summit will set a tone for the upcoming 28th Conference of Parties (COP28) at the end of this year in December. There is a need for the world society to come together to reduce the use of fossil fuels and make climate resilience financing a reality.
For a sustainable climate, energy transition is a necessity. However, state governments are trying to protect their fossil fuel-based economic interests under the guise of climate action policies. This problem needs to be addressed in COP 28 to achieve the targeted reduction of emissions and Bonn Conference is one such event to set the stage for the upcoming conference.