Climate Change Diplomacy
Policy Conference in Bonn / Germany, April 25-26, 2013
The second event on Climate Change Diplomacy took place on April 25-26, 2013, in Bonn, Germany. The Policy Dialogue “Resolving Deadlock in Climate Change Negotiations” gathered 21 experts from ministries, civil-society organizations and research institutes. Represented organizations included UNFCCC, European Commission DG CLIMA, EEAS, ASEAN Secretariat, UNEP Asia and Pacific, German Federal Foreign Office, Malaysian Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, ECODEV Myanmar, Germanwatch, and researchers from Belgium, Germany, India, Japan, People´s Republic of China, and United Kingdom. The discussions clearly showed that there is no deadlock in the negotiations, but that there are many obstacles still to be overcome. The recent developments and achievements, such as the Green Climate Fund or the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action, were discussed. Another focus point was the involvement of non-state actors and the role of bilateral cooperation to complement the multilateral track. Finally, the potential for a close cooperation between the EU and ASEAN was analyzed.