After a six-day negotiation around ADP, the third negotiation session under UNFCCC in 2014 was closed on 25 October in Bonn, Germany. This session was an additional meeting, which aimed to push the negotiation process, in order to reach a new global climate agreement in Paris Conference next year.
One of the main tasks of this negotiation was to agree on the text of the elements of the post-2020 climate agreement. The other one is to ensure what upfront information would be submitted in INDC under the new agreement’s framework. Besides, developing countries also wanted to push forward ADP procession to reach an ambitious resolution on pre-2020 emission reduction.
As the world had just experienced the hottest year ever, delegations from all over the world gathered in Geneva on 8 February to begin a one-week first round of climate talks in 2015 at United Nations Headquarters. This meeting is the 8th meeting of the second session of ADP working group, in which Parties negotiated on a 37-page draft proposed on Lima Conference. The draft would be simplified as a negotiating text for Paris Conference in December 2015.
From Aug. 31st to Sep. 4th in 2015, the third round negotiations under the UNFCCC were held in Bonn, aiming to talk about ADP. In this session, parties had discussions in terms of the new climate agreements on several issues, including the preamble, the goal, mitigation, adaptation and loss and damage, finance and technology, long-term goals, cycles, time periods, time framework, implementation and compliance, process and mechanisms, the ambitions before 2020 and so on. The whole procession was slow, however it predicted a transition of new negotiation mode, this transition empowered a new global climate agreement in Paris.
From 19 to 23 October, 2015, the last round of UNFCCC negotiations before COP21 were held in Bonn, Parties reached to a new negotiation text after a one-week consultation, which would underpinning for a new global climate agreement at Paris climate conference.
The Conference of the Parties under the UNFCCC (COP21) was held in Paris from 30th Nov to 11th Dec 2015, where parties reached to a new global climate agreement. This agreement would arrange global climate action after 2020. Since Copenhagen, climate talks have been underway for several years. After six years, in Paris, it returned to the global political agenda. Paris Agreement has become another milestone in the global climate management process, setting long-term goals for global response to climate change, and release the signal to decarbonization clearly.