UNESCO at COP23

The next Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP23) will place an emphasis on vulnerable nations, including Small Island Developing States (SIDS), under the presidency of Fiji. It is taking place in Bonn, Germany, on 06 to 17 November 2017.

COP23 will serve to develop a full set of operational guidelines to help government and non-government actors alike meet the goals of the Paris Agreement, to be finalized in 2018.

As part of the overall United Nations system, UNESCO’s observer presence at the COPs is intended to provide information and technical resources about its work on climate change. The UNESCO pavilion in the “Bonn Zone” of the COP venues (pavilion E09) provides an opportunity to engage with different stakeholders to collectively address climate change. UNESCO assists UNFCCC-COP host countries through its uniquely multidisciplinary expertise and outreach in climate change education, science, culture and communication, mobilizing efforts for enhanced climate change awareness and action in the lead-up to, during and in the follow-up to each COP.