(BONN, Germany) 25 October 2017 - When the annual United Nations climate change conference gets underway in Bonn in early November, national leaders won't be alone at the table. Businesses, cities, subnational governments and civil society will be on hand to show how their efforts are critical to help achieve the ambitious targets of the 2015 Paris Agreement.
Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, leader of WWF's global climate and energy work, says a redoubling of climate efforts across communities, industries and subnational governments is urgently needed to meet the targets set out in the landmark agreement. "These groups are like the seeds of a Baobab tree. Various initiatives form strong roots on which a sturdy trunk can thrive. We applaud them for leading the charge in responding to the possibilities created by a low-carbon future."
Pulgar-Vidal says it is vital to keep up the momentum for accelerated climate action to ensure a swift shift to a sustainable, low-carbon world. "Individual ambitions can be strengthened through collaboration to identify opportunities for deeper impact and the scaling up of efforts, and I hope that COP23 provides the common ground to do that."
As the world's leading conservation organisation, WWF works with many partners to guide overall action on climate, and ensure innovative partnerships that bring together different sectors with shared goals that advance the implementation of the Paris Agreement. At COP23, WWF will be hosting a number of dialogues, discussions and events at its #PandaHub pavilion. On site, and through the duration of COP, many of these partnerships will showcase the value of cooperation in climate action and discuss specific opportunities for greater ambition and action.
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- The #pandahub is located in the Bonn Zone at COP23, by the Delegation Pavilions. It will be open from 10am – 8pm daily.
- The programme of #pandahub can be found online at the WWF COP23 website here: www.panda.org/cop23. The site will be updated daily ahead of and during COP23 with the latest pavilion schedule and related information.
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