Brighter Green has been working with some of our colleagues to put together submissions for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). We attended the Bonn Climate Change Conference from April 30th-May 10th. You can learn more about the conference here.
We created a submission for the Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture (KJWA), the main outcome of COP23 last year, with Johns Hopkins University Center for a Livable Future and Loyola Marymount University (LA). We also provided input on the Climate Action Network (CAN) International’s submission to KJWA. This submission urges there to be more of a focus on issues related to agriculture and climate change at future COPs.
We’ve also taken part in the Talanoa Dialogue (a traditional word in Fijian that refers to telling a story, or having a conversation), which began earlier this year to take stock of the collective efforts of countries in relation to progress towards the Paris Agreement goals and to inform the preparation of nationally determined contributions (NDCs). This would allow more open and transparent conversations to take place and allow input from different stakeholders. You can read our submission here and the mandate here.