Climate Newsletter – SB58

August 17, 2023 Download PDF

Topic: Climate

• SB58

The Bonn Climate Change Conference – SB 58 (the 58th sessions of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice and the Subsidiary Body for Implementation of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) came to a close on July 15th.

At the Opening Plenary, AOSIS called for enhanced action that would lead to an immediate end to fossil fuel subsidies by major emitters, particularly the G20; immediate peaking of global greenhouse gas emissions; halving global GHG emissions by 2030; and reaching net-zero by 2050. It was noted that members of the G7 and G20 must lead the global pursuit of fossil fuel phaseout.

AOSIS’ two high-level priorities that must be realized at COP28 are:
1. Course correcting and ratcheting up ambition based on the latest science, through the outcomes of COP28, including the Global Stocktake process, Mitigation Work Programme, and Global Goal on Adaptation Work Programme;
2. Operationalizing a fit-for-purpose set of funding arrangements centered on a distinct Loss and Damage Fund that is focused on assisting developing countries that are particularly vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change, including their communities and the ecosystems that they depend on, especially in our small island developing States.


(July 15)

Sub Topic: Capacity Building


Meeting: SB52