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COP23 closing press release

20 november 2017

Many came to Bonn with expectations that COP23 — the first to be hosted by a small island developing country, Fiji — would bring stronger action to address the immediate needs of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people.

However, this was not the case. There is still a window of opportunity, but there is only a few years left to prevent a rise above 1.5oC. We hope that the Talanoa Dialogue launched at COP23 will play an essential role in bringing countries back to next year’s climate summit COP24 with clear plans for increasing ambition.