UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn to operationalise Paris Agreement

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PARIS: (APP) UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn to operationalise Paris Agreement

 

Frontline climate diplomats will seek to translate good intentions into concrete action in Bonn Monday when they gather for the first time since hammering through a historic deal in December.

 

"Our challenge is now to operationalize the Paris Agreement ," France and Morocco -- currently co-chairs of the negotiating process -- said in a briefing note.

 

After two decades of intense wrangling, the 195-nation Paris accord set ambitious targets to cap global warming and help poor countries cope with its impacts, present and future.

 

Ratification could happen early next year or sooner, a speed record for an international treaty.

 

But the landmark deal left a large number of crucial issues unresolved, experts and negotiators say.

 

"The cooperation shown in Paris will mean nothing if we descend into petty squabbles," Mohamed Adow, a climate expert with Christian Aid, said in a commentary on the Climate Home website.

 

 

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