The Bonn Climate Change Conference concluded today after two weeks of intensive work across a range of issues where progress is needed on the path to the UN Climate Change Conference (COP29) this November in Baku, Azerbaijan. “We’ve taken modest steps forward here in Bonn,” said UN Climate Change Executive Secretary Simon Stiell in his closing speech. “[But] too many items are still on the table . . . We’ve left ourselves with a very steep mountain to climb to achieve ambitious outcomes in Baku.” Areas of progress in Bonn include: Parties streamlined content going into the New Collective Quantified Goal on Climate Finance. Clear options and the substantive framework of a draft decision must be finalized before COP29. Parties took steps towards adaptation indicators that are forward-looking, effective, and scientifically sound. Progress was made towards a better functioning international carbon market, but further work remains to be done. Parties worked together for transparency and supported each other in planning stronger climate action plans.

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