UN Asia-Pacific events at COP23 Bonn climate talks

16 November 2017, Bonn, Germany

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) will bring a regional perspective to the 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 23) in Bonn this week, with a series of side-events on sustainable finance, agriculture and role of the UN regional bodies in scaling up climate action on Thursday, 16 November.

Asia and the Pacific is set to play a key role in implementing the goals of the Paris Agreement but it is faced with substantial challenges. Home to six out of the 10 top global emitters, it contributes to over half of the world’s total greenhouse gas emissions, and is the most vulnerable region in the world to the impacts of climate change.

However, these challenges also represent an opportunity for regional co-operation to scale up finance for climate action, support greater take-up of carbon pricing, and use public and private partnerships for low-carbon climate-resilient infrastructure investments.

Against this backdrop, ESCAP is bringing together ministers and senior officials, along with representatives from the public and private sectors to discuss the sustainable management of oceans, climate-smart agriculture, enhancing access to capital markets, and progress on the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs).

What: Side events

  1. ‘Asia-Pacific Climate Action: Making finance flows consistent with a pathway towards low greenhouse gas emissions and climate-resilient development for the implementation of the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda,’ 11:30-13:00 (Bonn Time), 16 November 2017, CHINA PAVILION
  2. ‘Building Smallholders’ Resilience to Climate Change through South-South Cooperation,’ 14:00-15:30 (Bonn Time), 16 November 2017, CHINA PAVILION
  3. ‘Opportunities for scaling up climate change action to implement the NDCs in the five UN regions: National perspectives and how Regional Commissions are responding,’ 15:00 – 16:30 (Bonn Time), Room 10, BONN ZONE

Where: World Conference Center Bonn, Germany

When: 11:30 – 16:30 (Bonn Time) Thursday 16 November 2017

Visit the event page for more information: http://www.unescap.org/events/escap-cop23

For media enquiries please contact: Ms. Katie Elles, Public Information Officer, Strategic Communications and Advocacy Section, ESCAP, M: (66) 9481 525 36 / E: elles@un.org