COP 23: UN names key partners

UN International Conference centre in Bonn and COP 23 venue
UN International Conference centre in Bonn and COP 23 venue

In an effort to address climate change and implement the Paris Climate Change Agreement, UNFCCC has announced new key partners to back its work at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP23) in Bonn, Germany.

The partners include businesses, NGOs, media and other institutions. They have all demonstrated their commitment to the implementation of the Paris Agreement and will be providing support during COP23.

Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary UN Climate Change, said: “We are delighted to announce these internationally recognised institutions, NGOs, businesses and media outlets that are backing our work at the annual UN climate conference in Bonn with diverse and important support”.

“I hope they and many others will support us into the future as the world moves to implement the Paris Agreement and realize this year’s COP23 motto—Further, Faster, Together,” she said.

Some of the partners unveiled are  DHL Group; Iberdrola S.A; Television for the Environment (tve); KPMG and BNP Paribas. Others are Itaipú Binacional and Ethanol Europe Renewables Ltd, Facebook; and the Walker Institute.

Facebook will host an area in the pavilion dedicated to facilitating ‘Facebook Live’ interviews to reach more people globally. Walker Institute on the other hand, will provide avatars, allowing civil society and university students from Fiji and African countries to experience selected side events virtually.

The UN Climate Change’s media partners, which include Deutsche Welle, Financial Times, EFE Verde, POLITICO and Innovators Magazine, will help this reach a global audience.