Climate change demands a prominent role in foreign policy. In light of the slow pace of progress in international climate negotiations, a stronger role for foreign policy in international climate policy has been called for– namely through climate diplomacy.
The 50th sessions of the UNFCCC Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) and Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) will convene in Bonn, Germany, from 17-27 June 2019. The Bonn Climate Change conference will address numerous implementation issues under the Convention, the Kyoto Protocol and the Paris Agreement.
The United Arab Emirates will host a stocktaking meeting in Abu Dhabi in preparation for the UN Climate Summit in September.
The side event will address the relevance of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to foreign policy and international seucirty with the goal of better understanding how to leverage the SDGs to achieve core foreign policy objectives.