As climate negotiations wrapped up in Bonn, Germany, following is a statement from Jennifer Morgan, global director, Climate Program, World Resources Institute:
“In Bonn, countries made important progress in crafting the core architecture of the global agreement. Negotiators had meaningful discussions on key elements, such as whether to regularly ramp up countries’ commitments and set long-term goals to phase out emissions and enhance climate resilience.
“The week ended on a positive note with delegates giving the co-chairs a clear mandate to jump start the next session with a tighter and more polished negotiating document.”
“Now countries must move the ball forward during the numerous gatherings of ministers and heads of state before the next negotiating session in October. We need a fast pace from here on out to set the stage for a strong agreement in Paris.”