WASHINGTON (May 23, 2023) — On Tuesday, May 30 at 9:30 am ET / 3:30 pm CET, World Resources Institute and E3G will host a press call to preview the UN climate negotiations in Bonn, Germany, held June 5 to 15.

Speakers will share how negotiators in Bonn have an opportunity to align around ambitious outcomes from the COP28 summit at the end of the year. This includes leveraging the first-ever Global Stocktake to accelerate action across all systems and adopt a rapid response plan; fully operationalizing the Loss and Damage Fund this year; addressing financing gaps for adaptation and making progress on the Global Goal on Adaptation; and zeroing in on a clear set of options for the “new collective quantified [finance] goal” which is slated to be adopted at COP29.

Our experts will also reflect on hot topics inside and outside of the negotiations leading up to the COP28 summit, including geopolitical signals from the latest G7 summit, accelerating the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy, considerations around the role of carbon capture and storage, and expectations for the COP28 Presidency.

Speakers include:

  • Tom Evans, Policy Advisor, Climate Diplomacy and Geopolitics, E3G
  • David Waskow, International Climate Director, World Resources Institute
  • Preety Bhandari, Senior Advisor, Climate Program and Finance Center, World Resources Institute
  • Alex Scott, Climate Diplomacy and Geopolitics Programme Lead, E3G
  • Rhys Gerholdt, Communications Director, Climate Program, World Resources Institute (moderator)

Following short opening remarks, we will provide ample time for questions from the media.