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IPU brings together MPs at COP23

Visitors stand in front of a banner reading "changing minds, not the climate" at a pavillion on November 8, 2017 during the COP23 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany

The IPU will be at COP23 in Bonn. © AFP/Patrik Stollarz

How can parliamentarians work to take the Paris Agenda forward? To discuss this, the IPU and the Parliaments of Germany and Fiji will jointly organize a Parliamentary Meeting during the 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention on Climate Change (COP23) on 12 November in Bonn.

The meeting will help parliamentarians obtain information on the main issues of COP23, interact with experts and negotiators involved in the UNFCCC decision-making process and discuss ways of ensuring implementation of the Paris Agreement. Parliamentarians will also gain better knowledge of the recommendations included in the IPU's Parliamentary Action Plan on Climate Change.

At the end of the meeting, participants will agree on an outcome document to further parliamentary engagement on climate change.

COP23 is taking place from 6 to 17 November 2017 under the presidency of Fiji.