Published | 1st June 2014

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Bonn 2014: No time to lose

What can we expect from the UN climate talks in Bonn?

Climate change is increasingly threatening CARE’s vision of a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and people live in dignity and security. In response, CARE wants to see urgent and significant emissions reductions, far greater support to help poor and vulnerable communities scale up their efforts to adapt to climate change and build their resilience, and new mechanisms to help manage the loss and damage that is already taking places as a result of climate impacts. CARE believes that these policy responses to climate change must also be equitable and contribute to improving the livelihoods and increasing the resilience of poor and marginalised people worldwide.

That’s why the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) negotiation session which took place in Bonn in June 2014, was an important milestone ahead of the UN climate conference in Peru (COP20, December 2014).

Both events needed to result in substantial steps forward if governments are to agree on a new and ambitious climate change framework to tackle the growing climate crisis when they meet in Paris in 2015.

This briefing outlines key issues on the agenda at the June 2014 negotiation session and summarises CARE’s key demands.

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