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COP 23

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will hold the 23rd Conference of the Parties (COP23) in Bonn from 6 to 17 November 2017.

The COP23 aims to specify in detail how to implement the Paris Agreement, which must be finalised at COP24 in 2018. These details, discussed at Bonn, will be collectively known as the Paris rulebook.

Discussions will include adaptation, mitigation, climate finance, technology transfer, capacity building as well as how countries communicate their efforts, how they will be held accountable and how collective efforts will be reviewed over time.

 

The Met Office plays a lead role in providing expert scientific policy-relevant advice to the UK Government to underpin the UK's climate negotiations. Our research alongside partners around the world also helps deliver science and services for a broad range of users across the globe.

This year we have produced a range of material that looks across some of the key areas of climate science that are important for future policy decisions.

This includes looking at:

Met Office scientists will join Exeter University and the partners to present the scientific findings from the HELIX project. HELIX us assists decision-makers and the research community by making climate change adaptation more understandable with a set of robust and clear global and regional views of the world at 1.5, 2, 4 and 6°C.

Our scientists will also participate in a number of other events at COP23:

Pavilion Event Date Speakers
UK Pavilion FCFA: Supporting African Climate services Thursday

9 November

14:30-15:30

Helen Bye (Met Office)

Representative from ICPAC

Representative from IRI

Fiji Pavilion Climate risk management and transformation: working towards solutions for dealing with risks ‘beyond adaptation’ and the Loss and Damage debate

Sunday 12 November

13.20pm-14.20pm

Lead Institute IIASA (Reinhard Mechler)

Richard Jones (Met Office Hadley Centre) contributing

EU pavilion

HELIX

Wednesday 15 November Dr. Richard Betts (University of Exeter and Met Office Hadley Centre)
Indigenous Peoples’ Pavilion Global warming of 1.5, 2 and 4C: new research on regional climate risks from the HELIX project

Thursday 16 November

12:30-13:45

Dr. Richard Betts (University of Exeter and Met Office Hadley Centre)

Prof. Jason Lowe (Met Office Hadley Centre and Priestly International Centre for Climate, University of Leeds)

UK Pavilion From science to policy: Applying Earth system models

Thursday 16 November

14:15-15:30

Prof. Jason Lowe (Met Office Hadley Centre and Priestly International Centre for Climate, University of Leeds)

Prof. Colin Jones (National Centre for Atmospheric Science and University of Leeds)

Matthew Gidden (International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Austria)

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