Bonn talks open to discuss options towards 2015 global climate agreement and how to drive climate action now

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Christiana Figueres

The latest round of climate talks under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), kicked off in Bonn on Monday, against a background of steeply rising global greenhouse gas emissions and a growing sense of urgency to take action to stave off the worst effects of climate change.

The meeting, the "Second session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action" (ADP), is designed to discuss options towards the 2015 global climate agreement and how to accelerate and catalyze existing climate action.

Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, Christiana Figueres, expressed confidence that "this session will allow the Working Group to identify the main contours of the elements of the agreement, what the agreement needs to achieve as a part of the overall result of the UN Climate Change Conference in 2015; and also to identify very practical ways to increase ambition inspired by the efforts governments are all making at the national level.

Delegates meeting in Bonn will discuss existing options for effective climate action, such as exemplary climate legislation, emissions trading, and how the accelerated deployment of renewable energies can curb greenhouse gas emissions; and see how this fits both into the design of the new agreement and how set options can be translated into immediate action.

Donn Bobb, United Nations.

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