Sunday, January 21, 2018

What are the major outcomes of COP 23?

The official  UNFCCC’s press release on November 17, 2017 lists over 30 concrete climate action commitments at COP23.
Couple month later, Climate Institute in the publication COP23: A Critical Assessment of the Conference’s Outcomes provides an overview of the most important outcomes of the negotiations, highlighting the main drawbacks and achievements.

The increased role of non-state actors in climate change governance, the Talanoa Dialogue, and the steps forward in tackling agricultural emissions were mentioned as major achievements of COP 23.
At the same time, several key issues left open after COP22, particularly regarding financial flows and loss and damage, as well as coal phase-out were not adequately addressed.