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COP23: What You Need to Know

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change: 23rd Conference of the Parties took place this past November in Bonn, Germany and was presided over by the Government of Fiji. With over two weeks of events and negotiations, we’ve put together a quick highlights reel.

Key events included:

  • The meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP 13)
  • The second session of the first meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement (CMA 1.2)

Key achievements include:

  • 2018 Talanoa Dialogue: A process for countries and organizations to share best practices and stories in order to raise ambition in nationally determined contributions (NDCs), as set out in the Paris Agreement
  • Progress in implementing guidelines for the Paris Agreement, which will make it operational
  • Launch of the Ocean Pathway Partnership to address the relationship between climate change and the ocean
  • Significant dialogue and action regarding climate adaptation, including funding initiatives
  • Dialogue and action related to the Sustainable Development Goals

Learn more about COP 23.

It’s an exciting time for climate action in Canada. We’ve seen a number of initiatives at the federal and provincial level, many of which fall under the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change that launched at the end of 2016. There is now more funding to support businesses in contributing to these provincial and federal efforts than ever before. Read the Pan-Canadian Framework.

At Prism, we are excited to build on this momentum and to support BC organizations and businesses in their efforts towards GHG emissions reductions. Contact us to learn more about funding opportunities or to discuss enhancing your climate action strategy. Let’s Connect.