Action, ambition, investment: what success at COP23 looks like for LDCs
As delegates from 197 governments head to Bonn, Germany, for the 23rd annual UN climate talks (COP23), the need for climate action has never been clearer: a year of devastating hurricanes, extraordinary monsoon flooding and record-breaking heatwaves has left millions feeling the brute force of climate change. The main order of the day in Bonn will be advancing the long-term goals of the Paris Agreement and making progress on a set of guidelines to implement it. For the Least Developed Countries, this means getting all countries to step up their action, ambition and investment, and put the world on a path towards a safer and more prosperous future for all. To do that, delegates in Bonn will need to focus on progressing the design of a ‘rulebook’ to implement the Paris Agreement, which will go a long way to advancing work on four other priority areas: meeting the global temperature goal, helping vulnerable countries address climate change impacts, mobilising climate finance and moving towards sustainable clean energy.