|Author (Corporate)||United Nations, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)|
|Publication Date||November 2017|
|Content Type||Key Source, Overview|
Approximately 20,000 participants from across the world attended the conference. While it was held in Germany for practical reasons, Fiji was hosting the summit - the nation was one of the small islands that were most at risk from the sea-level rise and extreme storms facilitated by climate change.
The COP23 aimed to monitor the implementation of the Paris Climate Change Agreement agreed in 2015 and encourage the acceleration of a development model based on sustainability, resilience and climate safety. The conference was held amid uncertainty over the future of US endorsement to the Paris Agreement.
The European Union set out its position ahead of the COP23, both generally and specifically regarding climate finance:
The Conference produced a set of outcomes which were seen as steps forward in ensuring the implementation of the Paris Agreement. These included:
+ EU's decision to ratify the Doha amendment which requires parties to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by the year 2020;
The conference made progress on implementing the Paris Agreement, and agreed on a work plan for 2018. It also gave a strong signal that countries remained committed to the UN climate process, despite the United States' intention to withdraw from the Paris Agreement.
|Countries / Regions||Europe, Germany|