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The COP23 climate change summit in Bonn and why it matters.
Halting dangerous global warming means putting the landmark Paris agreement into practice – without the US – and tackling the divisive issue of compensation.

The people of Kiribati are under pressure to relocate due to sea-level rise. Photograph: Jonas Gratzer/LightRocket via Getty Images

Damian Carrington

Environment editor

Sunday 5 November 2017
What is happening?

The world’s nations are meeting for the 23rd annual “conference of the parties” (COP) under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) which aims to “prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system”, ie halt global warming.

It is taking place in Bonn, Germany from 6-17 November.
Why does it matter?

Climate change is already significantly increasing the likelihood of extreme weather, from heatwaves to floods.

But without sharp cuts to global carbon emissions, we can expect “severe, widespread, and irreversible impacts” for billions…

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