Students visit UNFCCC in Bonn

Environment and Energy students visited the „United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change“ in Bonn on October 16, 2017. In 1992, countries adopted the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) as a response to the problem of global warming. Measures include legally binding emission reductions and the ultimate objective is to stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere. The staff of the United Nations Climate Change Secretariat in Bonn works towards this goal and supports intergovernmental climate change negotiations.

The UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn from 6-17 November 2017, is the next step for governments to implement the Paris Climate Change Agreement which entered into force November 2016. The conference will be attended by thousands of people from all over the world.

During their visit students got an insight into the general aims and tasks of the UN and had the chance to discuss challenges concerning migration, climate change and the Agenda 2030. Mr. Alexander Saier, Information Officer at the UNFCCC, informed about the challenges and opportunities of limiting global warming to 1.5 -2 °C.