PRESS RELEASE. Bonn, Germany. 14 November 2017. 

With 20,000 participants coming from all corners of the world and with literally hundreds of meetings, panel discussions and side events taking place each day over more than two weeks, there are many important issues being debated and negotiated at a global gathering such as the Climate Change Conference currently taking place in Germany.

Irwin Loy

IRIN, 7 November, 2017

Salome Raqiyawa has witnessed three life-changing calamities in a single year. For her, climate change is more than CO2 emissions, scientific projections and grave predictions for tomorrow: It’s her only explanation for what’s happening now to her tiny village perched along the side of a highway on Fiji’s main island.


Damian Carrington

The Guardian, 5 November, 2017

Halting dangerous global warming means putting the landmark Paris agreement into practice – without the US – and tackling the divisive issue of compensation.


Fred Pearce

Yale Environment 360, 7 November, 2017

As international negotiators convene in Bonn, they must confront the stark conclusion of a new UN report: The national commitments under the Paris Agreement will not come close to providing the emissions reductions needed to avoid the most severe effects of climate change.


United States Government Global Change Research Program

Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA4), Volume I, 3 November 2017

This assessment concludes, based on extensive evidence, that it is extremely likely that human activities, especially emissions of greenhouse gases, are the dominant cause of the observed warming since the mid-20th century. For the warming over the last century, there is no convincing alternative explanation supported by the extent of the observational evidence.