Tri-CRI Follows COP23 and Encourages Strong Outcomes
Today marks the first day of the 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 23) to the UN Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Delegates from around the world are gathering in Bonn, Germany from November 6-17, 2017 to determine next steps in the path to achieve the goal to limit global temperature rise to 2 degrees Celsius, as set by the Paris Agreement in 2015 at COP21. Of the 197 parties to the Convention, 169 have ratified the Paris Agreement, which requires member parties to commit to individual greenhouse gas emissions goals, called nationally determined contributions (NDCs). The Paris Agreement entered into force on November 4, 2016.
Although the U.S. announced intentions to leave the Paris Agreement on June 1, 2017, the actual withdrawal process would take four years, and the actions of the current administration have not stopped the rest of the country from moving forward with greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction efforts. City and state governments, businesses, investors, faith groups, and others have stepped up to express commitment to GHG emissions reduction in line with the Paris goals. There are now over 2,500 signatories to the We Are Still In declaration, a statement of support for continued climate action in the United States.
Take a look at the resources below to follow what’s happening at COP23:
COP 23 Events
Cop 23 live webcast: https://unfccc.cloud.streamworld.de/live
Catholic events at COP23: http://catholicclimatemovement.global/catholics-cop23/
We Are Still In events: https://www.wearestillin.com/cop23
Climate Accountability events: Event flyer
Reports & Resources
“In this report, AIPP, CARE, CIEL, the International Trade Union Confederation, IWGIA, the Rainforest Foundation Norway, and WEDO explore how the negotiations related to implementation of the Paris Agreement could promote the realization of the vision articulated in the preamble of the Paris Agreement, that of climate action contributing to and being strengthened by human rights and social justice.”
Gender and Climate Change: Key Demands from the Women and Gender Constituency
The Members of the Women and Gender Constituency are headed to Bonn for the COP23 Climate Negotiations. They have produced a set of strong demands to integrate gender equality into climate change mitigation and adaptation. The Gender Constituency is hosting events, available here.
The Role of Business & Local Governments in the US: Webinar to preview the America’s Pledge report: Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 12:00pm EST
“The America’s Pledge report represents the first phase of analysis aggregating and quantifying the actions of states, cities and businesses and other non-national actors in the United States to drive down their greenhouse gas emissions consistent with the goals of the Paris Agreement. It will showcase the U.S. momentum on climate action by calculating the combined leadership of groups like “We Are Still In,” the Climate Mayors and the U.S. Climate Alliance. In this webinar, you will hear directly from the report’s lead authors on the main messages and findings. ”
Addressing Energy Access for reliable, affordable, and clean energy: Sustainable Energy For All (SE4ALL): Resources and activities at COP23 on addressing energy access and SDG7: http://www.se4all.org/COP23
Prayer Guide for the Climate Meetings: A prayer resource from the Global Catholic Climate Movement with prayers for affected communities and resources to learn more.
Center for Climate and Energy Solutions: Resources and events at COP23, available here.