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Bonn Climate Change Conference

  • Start date : 29/04/2013 00:00:00
  • End date : 03/05/2013 23:59:59
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At this one-week session the European Union aims to ensure that the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP) moves into a more focused way of working, as agreed at last December's Doha climate conference.


The ADP has a dual mandate: to draw up a new international agreement, applicable to all countries, for adoption by 2015 and entry into force from 2020; and to identify and explore ways to close, before 2020, the 'ambition gap' between current global climate action and what is needed to keep global warming below 2°C compared with the pre-industrial temperature. The European Commission is currently holding a public consultation on how best to shape the 2015 agreement, based on a Communication adopted in March 2013pdf(85 kB) Choose translations of the previous link  .

The EU supports the ADP co-chairs' suggested goal for the Bonn session, namely to build on the broad, conceptual discussions carried out in 2012 and engage in more specific and detailed work on the core elements of the 2015 agreement and a practical and results-orientated approach to increasing pre-2020 ambition.

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