Governments focus on concrete solutions to build new global climate agreement: UNFCCC

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Christiana Figueres

International negotiations to build a new global climate agreement and drive greater immediate climate action wrapped up in Bonn on Friday after a week in which governments focused on concrete solutions.

The task of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, (UNFCCC's) “Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action” (ADP) is to negotiate a new, universal climate agreement by 2015, to come into force from 2020, and to find ways to increase current inadequate global ambition to address human-generated climate change before 2020.

UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres, said “Countries discussed concrete solutions to speed up and scale up action", adding that 'They discussed how to construct a transparent, measurable, verifiable agreement that gets the best out of all countries. And they are committed to sticking to their own timetable".

Ms. Figueres pointed out that “National climate legislation is increasing by leaps and bounds, business investment in clean energy and climate-resilient networks reaches repeated records, and the past three years of negotiations have delivered decisions and institutions that provide a foundation for an adequate global response”.

Donn Bobb, United Nations.

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