Follow COP23 with ICCG

The 23rd Conference of the Parties to the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change is about to start in Bonn, Germany, on November 6, under the presidency of the Government of Fiji.

The international climate change summit is a crucial step after the entry into force of the Paris Agreement in 2016 and in view of the deadline to make it operational by 2018.

Although it is not expected to lead to conclusive results, COP23 needs to deliver substantial progress on the challenging roadmap to implement the global climate deal. The two weeks of the summit, which closes on November 17, will be packed with technical negotiations on tools and procedures to achieve Paris’ long term-goals, and discussions on major topics dominating the current global climate policy conversation.

Here a quick guide to COP23’s key themes.

  • A “Pacific COP” to focus on climate victims
  • Delivering the Rulebook by 2018
  • Kick-starting the Facilitative Dialogue
  • Ensuring compliance and managing means of implementation
  • The growing role of non-state actors
Read the full article “SPECIAL COP23: Top Topics to Watch” on Climate Policy Observer»


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In the coming weeks, ICCG is following negotiations and main events at COP23. Read our coverage and analyses on the main news related to COP23, the background and future implications on Climate Policy Observer and on ICCG’s social media.


Are you taking part in COP23?

On November 14 (12:30-13:45 pm), at the Japan Pavillon, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) takes part in the Side Event “Innovation and Climate Policy under the Paris Agreement”.

This side event proposes methods to assess the economic costs of implementing the NDCs and highlights he role of technology & social innovations in reducing compliance costs.

Organized by: Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth


Keigo Akimoto, Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth
Carlo Carraro, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei and Initiative on Climate Change policy and Governance
Ray Kopp, Resources for the Future
Hiro Tezuka, Keidanren and JFE Steel
Laurence Tubiana, European Climate Foundation


On November 15 (6:30 – 8:30 pm), at the Turkey Pavillon, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) co-organizes the Side Event “Towards Sustainable Climate Change Response Measures under the Paris Agreement”.

The event presents methods for evaluating NDCs’ emission reduction efforts and assesses their economic costs, with actual costs shown to be higher than least-cost mitigation measures. The panel will focus on how to reduce compliance costs, highlighting the value of technology & social innovations.

Organised by: Resources for the Future (RFF), Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM), Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth (RITE), University of Edinburgh


Keigo Akimoto: Group Leader/Chief Reseracher, Systems Analysis Group, RITE
Joe Aldy: Assoc. Prof. of Public Policy, Harvard University
Carlo Carraro: Prof. of Env. Econ., Ca’ Foscari Univ. of Venice; ICCG Director, FEEM
Carolyn Fischer: Sr. Fellow, Resources for the Future