COP28 leaders in Bonn and Brussels: Waiting for clarity

EU Vice-President and green deal commissioner Frans Timmermans welcomes COP28 President Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber in Brussels.

The expectations for the next world climate conference are tremendous. This is not least evident at the interim negotiations of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change currently underway in Bonn (SB58). Here, preparations are being made for COP28, which will take place in Dubai in late November. But so far, it is not entirely clear what needs to be prepared. The negotiations started with a still-ongoing dispute about the agenda, and may not even be resolved by the end of the conference.

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