05 Sep 2017

Germany and UN signed the hosting agreement for COP 23


UNFCCC Head Patricia Espinosa, German State Secretary Walter Lindner and Deo Saran Fiji's ambassador to Belgium and permanent representative to the European Union. Credit: UNFCCC


Yesterday State Secretary Walter Lindner of the German Foreign Office and the UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa, signed the agreement on the organisation of the UN Climate Change Conference that will take place from 6 to 17 November.

The Conference, presided by Fiji, will be held in Bonn and will be organised by the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change supported by German Federal Government, the Land of North-Rhine-Westphalia and the city government.

Once the agreement was signed Walter Lindner declared that “Climate change often causes water and food shortages, leads to conflicts over land and resources and consequently gives rise to refugee and migration crises. The UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn is therefore of particular global relevance”.

Commenting German commitment on climate change, Patricia said: “Germany has given the UN a home in Bonn with world-class facilities – the UN campus and the World Conference Center. The City of Bonn has been an exemplary partner to work with, as has the government of the State of North Rhine Westphalia. And Bonn is a UN city and is now truly becoming a sustainability hub”.

COP 23 aims to continue implementing Paris Agreement and raise awareness on the challenges and risks of climate change.

Farmers are on the forefront of climate change and are those who tackle it every day. WFO will be in Bonn to make the Farmer's unique voice heard!