The UN Climate Change Conference (COP23) ended today after two weeks of talks in Boon, Germany. Envoys from nearly 200 countries, including delegates from Washington, negotiated on implementing the Paris climate change agreement including a rulebook to be adopted next year and for enacting the global deal reached to cheers and champagne in 2015.
The November 6-17 conference is the first of the UN’s climate body since US President Donald Trump announced in June that the US will withdraw from the agreement. Meanwhile, United States again expressed its desire to withdraw from the Paris Agreement.
In a statement on Thursday, US representative, Acting Assistant Secretary (Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs), Judith G Garber, said President Trump had already made clear the US position.