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The 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 23) to the UN Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is presided over by Fiji and hosted at the headquarters of the UNFCCC Secretariat in Bonn, Germany, from 6 to 17 November 2017.  Green Party members and representatives will be participating in this seminal climate meeting both at the event in Bonn and around the world to call for ambitious and substantive global action on climate change.




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COP23 Activities:


02 Nov,Thursday

  • 2-4 Nov - Conference of Youth (COY13)

03 Nov,Friday 

  • 3-7 Nov - People's Climate Summit
  • 3-5 Nov - General Assembly Young Greens North-rhine Westphalia
  • 3 Nov, 20:00 - [Greens Event!] Social event for Greens to network & discuss COP23!
  • 12:00 - 16:30 - COP23 Public Climate March 
  • 16:30 - 19:00 - Greens at COP23 Reception
05 Nov,Sunday
  •  Frauenmuseum (Womens Museum) exihibit "Icons of sustainability: Art to the Climate Conference in Bonn"
06 Nov,Monday
  • 6-17 Nov - ICLEI Climate Summit of Local and Regional Leaders
07 Nov,Tuesday 
  • 7-8 November, 8am-7pm - The 4th International Rights of Nature Tribunal
11 Nov,Saturday
  • 10:30 - Climate Demonstration in Bonn
12 Nov,Sunday 
  •  6-8pm - Honoring the Earth’ Public Event
13 Nov,Monday 
  • Breakfast of the International Network of Parliamentarians for Renewable Energy
  • Dinner, 6-8pm - Global Greens Parliamentarians Association (GGPA) Dinner Meeting
14 Nov,Tuesday
  • 10:00 – 17:00 - Green Economics Institute: Divestment, Green Investment and Carbon Budgets
  • 7pm - Bonn Greens social forum
16 Nov,Thursday 
  • 8:00-10:00am - Green Family Breakfast Meeting
  • 12:30 - 13:00 - Global Greens Press Conference 
  • 2:45-4:15 - Private sector climate action in Mediterranean region to be showcased at COP23
             02.11.2017, Thursday

[Conference] Conference of Youth (COY13)

COY13 welcomes young activists and other interested individuals from all around the world to join this space for exchanging knowledge and experiences, building new networks and movements, developing creative ideas and preparing for COP23. COY13 is organised by young volunteers and intends to empower youth with regard to climate justice, climate policy and sustainability through a multilingual programme consisting of methodical and content-related sessions.  

  • Time: 2-4 November
  • Website:, Note: registration closed on 3 September.
   03.11.2017, Friday

[Summit] People's Climate Summit, 3-7 Nov

[Conference] General Assembly Young Greens North-rhine Westphalia (LMV NRW)

*[Greens Event!] Social event for Greens to network & discuss COP23!

Enjoy a convivial evening and short presentations by fellow Greens from Bonn, Belgium, Europe, and Globally sharing their perspectives on what actions are needed to keep our climate under 1.5 degrees, what to expect at COP23, and have your chance to share your views as well! 

Welcome Belgium's Ecolo Green Party activists who just completed their 3-day bicycle journey from Belgium to Bonn!  

[Conference] Conference of Youth (COY13) - continues from 2-4 Nov.

   04.11.2017, Saturday

[March!] COP23 Public Climate March 

  • When?: The demonstration starts at 12 pm (noon) with an event on a stage. The march itself will start around 12:45/1:00pm.
  • Where? Münsterplatz (map), a plaza only 3 minutes walking from Bonn central station. 
  • Meeting Point: Global Greens will gather at the plaza corner next to the cathedral. You'll find the Bonn Greens there with banners and flags from 10am onwards. Feel free to join us earlier than 12 for a chat and a coffee!
  • The route: Here is a map of the route.  The direction is: Münsterplatz, Am Neutor, Am Hofgarten, Adenauerallee, Willy-Brandt-Allee, Rheinweg, Joseph-Beuys-Allee, Genscherallee. The final rally will be held at the Genscherallee until 4:30 pm. We will listen to some of the many activists coming to Bonn to fight for climate justice – from the region, from the Pacific Islands and from around the world! 
  • Find out more online about the demonstration and why you should bring something to dress red (in english):

COP23 Greens Reception

*[Greens Event!] Greens at COP23 Reception

After the climate march come join a social networking event for all the Green Party members and activists in Bonn!  Hear from the Global Greens, Bonn Greens and European Green Party what to look forward to at COP23.  Mingle, relax and create friendships with Green party activists from around the world and learn why COP23 is important to them!

  • 16:30-17:00 - Arrive, enjoy drinks, snacks, rest and good conversation.
  • 17:00-17:30 - Welcome & introduction by the hosts: the Global Greens, the Bonn Greens and the European Green Party
  • 17:30-19:00 - Activity to meet everyone in the room & free time to talk.
  • Location: Café La Victoria, Facebook page, Website:, Address: Bornheimer Str. 57, 53119 Bonn, Map.
  • Organisers: Global Greens, the Bonn Greens and the European Green Party
  • Falafel & salad plates will be offered to guests.  Drinks are available for purchase.  Restaurants are nearby for larger meals.
  • RSVP Please to [email protected]  

[Conference] Climate Action and Human Wellbeing at a Crossroads: Historical Transformation or Backlash?

A strengthened and upgraded multilateralism in which states and all non-state actors multiply their efforts to develop a culture of global cooperation is a central prerequisite for a transformation towards sustainability.  However, the sustainability transformation is under serious threat because global cooperation is being challenged by nationalism, populism, and post-factual thinking. Human wellbeing, peace, security, and the stability of the Earth system are at a crossroads.

Conference of Youth (COY13) - continues from 2-4 Nov.

General Assembly Young Greens North-rhine Westphalia - continues from 3-5 Nov.

People's Climate Summit - continues from 3-7 Nov.

   05.11.2017, Sunday

Frauenmuseum (Womens Museum) exihibit "Icons of sustainability: Art to the Climate Conference in Bonn"

The Frauenmuseum is an official partner of COP23 and is considered an icon of sustainability in its pioneering role on socio-political and ecological issues.  This exhibit is organised by Erika Beyhl, a member of the German Green Party.

  • Dates: 05.11.2017 bis 28.01.2018, Tuesday-Saturday 14:00-18:00, Sunday: 11:00-18:00
  • Location: Im Krausfeld 10, 53111 Bonn, (map)

   06.11.2017, Monday

[Conference] COP23 Begins

[Networking & Workshops] The Interconnections Zone

The Interconnections Zone during COP23 will facilitate dialogue towards more integrated and balanced development, which would both deliver on the 2030 Agenda (including 17 Sustainable Development Goals and the Financing for Development Process) and the Paris Climate Agreement. As a transdisciplinary space, it welcomes civil society, researchers, policy-makers and other stakeholders to explore interconnections, and possible synergies, between climate change and sustainable development. The Interconnections Zone will be accessible to participants with and without COP23 accreditation.

  • Location: Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik gGmbH, Tulpenfeld 6, 53113 Bonn, Deutschland, only 5 minutes walking distance from the main negotiations venue (‘Bula Zone’). 
  • Date: 6-17 November
 06 - 17.11.2017, Monday - Friday

Climate Summit of Local and Regional Leaders - Pavillion Sessions

The Climate Summit of Local and Regional Leaders is the premier gathering of local and regional governments at COP23. It is the jumping off point for key initiatives and partnerships that support implementation of the Paris Agreement, demonstrating that when cities, regions, businesses, communities and all levels of government join forces, it makes climate action stronger and more effective. This is critical in every part of the world, and particularly in climate vulnerable areas of the Global South and in small island developing nations.

    07.11.2017, Tuesday

[Conference] The 4th International Rights of Nature Tribunal

This “People’s Tribunal” gives a vehicle for re-framing and adjudicating prominent environmental and social justice cases within the context of a Rights ofNature basedearth jurisprudence. It gives people from all around the world the opportunity to testify publicly as to the destruction of the Earth — destruction that governments and corporations not onlyallow,but in some cases encourage.  The adjudication process provides a platform for informed legal analysis of diverse cases based on Rights of Nature. With each case, the esteemed panel of Tribunal judges will recommend actions for reparation, mitigation, restoration and prevention of further damages and harm.

  • Organiser: Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature (GARN) 
  • Location: LVR-Landesmuseum, Colmantstraße 14-16 (map)
  • Date: 7-8 November, 8am-7pm
         11.11.2017, SaturdayClimate Demonstration in Bonn
  • Start: 10:30 Saturday morning at the bus terminal, Bonn central train station 
  • End: World Conference Center Bonn (WCCB); Bonn-Gronau
  • Website:
  • Supported by the German Green Party, Bündnis 90 Die Grünen


    12.11.2017, Sunday 

[Event] ‘Honoring the Earth’ Public Event

Join thought leaders, religious, faith and indigenous voices, and leaders of the ecology movement for an evening to celebrate our Earth.  The basis of GPIW's work is the dynamic expression of unity, emerging from the heart of wisdom of the world's spiritual traditions, and our own hearts, into a community. We believe this narrative can help animate social and economic structures and systems that better reflect humanity's natural evolution toward greater wholeness. An essential part of this shift is the coming into a balanced and sacred relationship with the earth and all living beings.

  • Time: 5:00pm Reception, 6:00pm-8:00pm Presentations and Music
  • Organisers: The Global Peace Initiative of Women (GPIW), ITRI and International Council for the Day of Vesak
  • Location: Hotel CollegiumLeonium, Noeggerath Street 34, Bonn
  • Registration: RSVP Free Event
   13.11.2017, Monday[Meeting] Parliamentary Breakfast of the International Network of Parliamentarians for Renewable EnergyThis by-invitation-only gathering is charied by Green Parliamentarians Baerbel Hoehn and Claude Turmes, and aims to form an international network of Parliamentarians for renewable energy: a platform for solution-oriented political dialogue.  The network builds on established fora for parliamentarians (IPU, Globe, EUFORES); uses already existing cooperation, political dialogue, emphasises the varying technical, economic and social conditions of different regions; and places special emphasis on the benefits of community energy with local value creation.
  • Organisers: World Future Council and Chaired by Green Parliamentarians Baerbel Hoehn (Germany) and Claude Turmes (Luxemburg)
  • Registration: contact Anna Leidreiter, Director Climate Energy, email: [email protected]
  • Location: Presseclub Bonn, Heinrich-Brüning-Str., 20, Bundesviertel (map)
  *[Meeting] Global Greens Parliamentarians Association (GGPA) Dinner Meeting All Green Parliamentarians are welcome to this dinner to meet, discuss & organise with fellow MPs over dinner.  Read about the GGPA at:
  • Date & Time: 13 November, Monday, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Location:  Himalayak Tibetan Restaurant,, Bornheimer Str. 74, Bonn, MAP
  • Convenor: Elizabeth May, Leader & MP for the Green Party of Canada
  • Dinner of 20 EUR per person has been organised for at least 20 people.  
  • RSVP Please by writing to Keli Yen, [email protected] 
      14.11.2017, Tuesday Green Economics Institute: Divestment, Green Investment and Carbon Budgets
  • The conference flyer is available HERE
  • Date & Time: Wednesday 15 November, 10:00 – 17:00
  • Location: Universitäts Club, Konviktstrasse, Bonn, Germany
  • Questions: email The Conference Manager at [email protected] to discuss your idea and/or to participate in the conference, request a booking form and find out about practical details for the conference.
  • Booking can be made via EVENTBRITE

[Greens Event!] Bonn Greens social forum

The Bonn Greens invite all Greens that happen to be in Bonn for the COP that day. We meet at 7pm at the Migrapolis in Brüdergasse 16-18 (just 2 minutes walk from the old city hall). Drinks will be available for low costs.  We invite Green Party members in Bonn, friends of the federal Greens and, of course, friends and guests from further away.

  16.11.2017, Thursday

[Meeting] Green Family Breakfast Meeting

Hosted by Yannick Jadot and Bas Eickhout, Members of the European Parliament and Greens/EFA representatives at COP23

This is a strategic meeting for gathering all elected Greens present at the climate negotiations to exchange information and insights on the ongoing process.  Wendel TRIO, Director of CAN-Europe will come and share with us his insights on COP23.

  • Date & Time: 16 Nov, 8:00am-10:00am sharp.
  • Location: Very close to the conference center in the Marriott Hotel in Bonn - Platz der Vereinten Nationen 4, 53113 Bonn
  • Registration: (*) This meeting is on invitation only.  If you have questions, contact Nolwenn, [email protected].  As space is limited, this event is for elected Greens only.
  • Hosts: The Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament

[Press Conference] Global Greens Press Conference 


Elizabeth May, Leader and Member of Parliament for the Green Party of Canada

"At COP23, industrialized countries must step up and lay the groundwork for 2018 - for larger commitments to climate financing, loss and damage and far deeper cuts in our own pollution. With weak targets and inadequate planning, Canada is overdue to deliver more ambitious targets." 

Adam Bandt, Australian Greens Federal MP for Melbourne.

 “Australia must not be a dead weight in the continuing talks about implementing the Paris Agreement. As the world’s largest coal exporter and one of the world’s largest polluters, successive governments have a history of trying to cook the books, such as the infamous ‘Australia clause’ in the Kyoto Protocol. Australia has a special responsibility to the Pacific, yet so far it has ignored their pleas for climate leadership instead of new coal mines.”

Yannick Jadot, Member of the European Parliament and Representative of the Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance at COP23

"This COP must be the occasion to fill the gap that still exists between climate diplomacy, which is apparently quite efficient, and climate actual action, which is widely insufficient. Politically, it is a moment to implement concretely the decisions that were taken and to deepen the commitments. We must stop double-dealing and turn words and good intentions into action. Europe has to take its leadership back on the fight against climate change, with clear, strong targets at a European scale and the willingness to inspire other stakeholders."

Bärbel Höhn, Former member of the German Bundestag and Chair of the Committee on the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety

"Germany is far away from the national goal to reach 40% CO2 reductions by 2020. That means we must be more ambitious. We must do our homework here in Germany.  We have to phase out coal because coal has no future. With our energy transition, we successfully gained more than 30% electricity from renewable energy and 350,000 jobs in the field of renewables."



Private sector climate action in Mediterranean region to be showcased at COP23 

A showcase of initiatives and success stories from both sides of the Mediterranean. The Spanish Law on Climate Change and Energy Transition and the public private cooperation platform supported by Spain will be presented. Two further initiatives supported by the ClimaSouth project, targeting the private sector, will also be featured. The Lebanon Climate Act (LCA) and Climate Champions initiative, promotes corporate climate action in Lebanon. A parallel initiative by the Confederation of Moroccan Enterprises (CGEM), supports enterprises in accessing technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and access climate financing.

Speakers include Nada Zaarour (President, Green Mind NGO and Green Party Lebanon.

  • Date and time: 16th November, 2017, at 14h45-16h15.
  • Location: EU Pavilion, Bonn Zone


Bonn, Germany
State Province: 
North Rhine-Westphalia
Meeting Type: 
Climate Meeting
Event Date: 
Monday, November 6, 2017 - 08 to Friday, November 17, 2017 - 20
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