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a packed house for the open dialogue between parties and non-party stakeholders at COP23

Representatives of national governments that are parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) meet with non-party stakeholders in the first-ever COP open dialogue between parties and representatives of civil society.

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COP 23Engage

The 23rd conference of the parties (COP 23) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) began on November 6th in Bonn, Germany. The annual COP serves as a meeting point for national delegations and negotiators, international NGO’s, scientists, business leaders, faith-based organizations, and activists comprising over 10,000 attendees from all over the world. The presiding nation over COP 23 is Fiji, but because of a lack of capacity in part due to effects of extreme weather on the island nation, the seat of the UNFCCC in Germany is the venue.

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COP 23Engage

The world is gathering in Bonn, Germany this weekend for the 23rd Conference of the Parties (COP23) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.  The island nation of Fiji has the conference presidency and promises to infuse the conference with their Bula Spirit.  Bula is both a greeting and a blessing of wellness and happiness.  The Bula Spirit is on

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COP 23Engage

Bee Moorhead and Imaad Khan of Texas Impact will be at the COP23 UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany during the first two weeks in November.  They’ll be bringing the conference to Texas Impact members through social media and daily web updates. 

Here’s some background information on the conference, to give context to their reports.        

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October 27, 2017—Austin, TX—A number of prominent religious organizations and clergy members in Texas, representing multiple faith traditions, filed an amicus brief in the U.S. 5th Circuit on October 20, asking that it uphold the injunction against anti-immigrant SB 4, which San Antonio U.S. Judge Orlando García granted at the end of August.

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