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RELEASE: CAP Paper Says Climate Meeting in Bonn Set the Stage for a Strong Climate Deal in Paris
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RELEASE: CAP Paper Says Climate Meeting in Bonn Set the Stage for a Strong Climate Deal in Paris

Washington, D.C. — With just six months left before the final negotiating period on the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change’s, or UNFCCC’s, international climate agreement, a new paper by the Center for American Progress argues that the incremental progress and atmosphere of inclusivity achieved at the most recent meeting in Bonn, Germany, sets the stage for a positive outcome in Paris this December.

“While the meeting in Bonn was light on substantive negotiations, it went a long way toward setting a tone that will hopefully foster goodwill and collaboration as the process enters its final stretch,” said Gwynne Taraska, CAP Senior Policy Advisor and author of the paper. “In order to reach an agreement in Paris, the co-chairs of the process have wisely created a foundation of trust among the negotiating parties that partners well with the increasing momentum for a climate deal shown by world leaders over the past year.”

The paper calls the progress in Bonn “measured but genuine” and maps the substantive areas of negotiations that must be addressed between now and the Paris meeting in December.

Click here to read the paper.

For more information on this topic or to speak with an expert, contact Tom Caiazza at tcaiazza@americanprogress.org or 202.481.7141.

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