Implementation of Paris climate agreement edges forward as COP23 ends

The annual meeting of Paris Agreement signatories resolved some technical issues while leaving unresolved questions about coal and oil

COP23 in Bonn concluded with an agreement on technicalities. Photograph: UNFCCCUN climate talks in Bonn ended on Saturday, making modest progress on technical issues – but major disagreement remains on some fundamental issues related to the 2015 Paris Agreement.

The two-week talks, known officially as COP23, managed to get greater clarity on how countries will build a framework designed to implement rules and accounting for emissions cuts (known as the Facilitative Dialogue or Talanoa Dialogue), which was a major aim of EU negotiators.

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