COP 23 Information

More details will be added here as they become available.  

For details on opportunities to attend meetings please see the COP 23 RINGO Opportunities page.  Note: If meetings become closed and tickets are required, they will be distributed at the daily RINGO meetings at 9:00 AM in Bula Zone Taveuni, unless otherwise indicated on the COP 23 RINGO Opportunities page.

During COP23 in Bonn, Germany from November 6-17, 2017, RINGOs are invited to:

1. RINGO Constituency meetings:

Ringo will meet each morning beginning Tuesday November 7, 2017 during COP 23 at 9:00 AM in Room Taveuni (Bula 3) in the Bula Zone.  These daily meetings are intended to provide a platform of discussion about the ongoing negotiations, as well as facilitate networking and give the opportunity to share research results

Constituency meetings are not posted on the daily schedule after the first day, but the date and time remain the same unless otherwise indicated.

2. Briefings with observer organizations:

Briefings with observer organizations will be posted on the COP 23 RINGO Opportunities page.

3. Side events and exhibits:

Note: Because of the large number of side events and exhibits organized by our members, we are unable to promote individual side events on this page.  Please see the UNFCCC side events webpage for a schedule of side events and the UNFCCC exhibits page for a list of exhibits.

RINGO is sponsoring:

Monday November 6, 2017 – 11:30 – 1:00 in Meeting Room 4
Community-based Adaptation: Research, Practice and Partnerships For Resilience-Building – Increasingly, innovative examples of adaptation are being implemented at the community level to address food and water security and to build socioeconomic and ecological resilience. Examples of CBA research, practice and collaborations, including south-south cooperation, will be highlighted.  COP23 Side Event on Community-based Adaptation_flyer

Thursday, 16 November 2017  – You are cordially invited to the first ever Capacity-Building Day focusing on capacity-building initiatives that enhance the implementation of nationally determined contributions. The event aims to bring together practitioners, policymakers, researchers, students, and entrepreneurs to bridge the gap between the need for capacities and those offering capacity-building activities. The day will serve as a platform for sharing new, untested ideas, initiatives in the planning stages, current and proven initiatives on capacity-building.
Venue: GIZ GmbH, Heinrich-von-Stephan-Straße 9, 53175 Bonn, Germany
Time: 9:00 am – 5:00pm.
Sponsors of the Capacity-Building Day include The International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD), United Nations University – Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS), UNFCCC Secretariat (UNFCCC), Paris Committee on Capacity Building (PCCB), Research and Independent Non-Governmental Organizations(RINGO), Brown University, GIZ and TH Köln.

 To register, please email:  or phone: +447402097180.

4. Meeting notes from constituency members:

It is impossible to be everywhere during COP.  To support one another, RINGO members are often willing to share notes from meetings they attend.  Please email notes that you are able to contribute to . Meeting notes will be posted on the notes page as they become available.

5. Helpful links:

The UNFCCC has developed some good materials for new (as well as returning) participants.  There is a bit of overlap in the links below and one link often leads to another, but they are hopefully helpful.

Washington University in St. Louis also catalogues helpful background information.  This can be found on their Following the Climate Negotiations website.