Two years after the adoption of the Paris Agreement, the world’s nations are meeting in Bonn to advance the aims and ambitions of the deal and to achieve progress on its implementation guidelines. This COP is expected to shed light on the technical details of operationalising the agreement. It is also the first gathering of its kind since the United States expressed its intention to leave the accord.

At COP23, ICTSD will host a number of events on issues at the trade and climate change interface:

Implementation of Article 6 of the Paris Agreement

Monday, 6 November 2017, 13:30-15:00

Cities & Regions Pavilion, Bonn Zone


Strengthening Climate Action through Purposeful Trade Policy - What Role for the G20?

Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 14:00-16:30
Interconnections Zone, German Development Institute/ Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), Tulpenfeld 6, 53113 Bonn


From COP23 to the 11th Ministerial Conference of the WTO: What to do about Fossil Fuel Subsidies?

Tuesday, 14 November 2017
Private event. Participation is by invitation only.


Increasing the Potential of Trade to Support Climate Protection - Lessons from RTAs and NDCs

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 18:30-20:00
EU Pavilion, Bonn Zone


In addition, ICTSD will be providing breaking news and analysis (in English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Russian, and Chinese) on relevant trade issues emerging from the negotiations, placing these in a global economic context. To better understand the background behind the talks, and various evolutions in the discussions, please see our reporting available from previous annual UNFCCC meetings. To get our Bridges COP 23 Updates delivered straight to your inbox please subscribe to the publication here.

For more information on our activities, research and publications, please drop by our booth in the Bonn zone. You can also follow ICTSD's Climate & Energy Programme on Twitter.

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Monday, 6 November 2017 - 10:00am to Friday, 17 November 2017 - 6:00pm