Global action on climate change - COP23 Vlogs

16 Nov 2017
Francesca Eggleton, Fonterra

Global action on climate change gathering pace at COP23

Fonterra's group environment manager, Francesca Eggleton, is at COP23 in Bonn, filing video blogs for SBC with her insights and observations.

COP23 stands for the 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention on Climate Change. Officials from around the world are meeting to design a framework, which will help the signatories to the Paris Agreement meet their target to keep global warming within 2 degrees.

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Fonterra's Francesca Eggleton talks about the sense of urgency at COP23 to act on climate change, especially since the US withdrawl from the Paris Agreement. She also urges other Kiwi businesses to attend next year's meeting, because it allows them to showcase what they are doing on the world stage, as well as meet some of the world's top experts in climate change, from leading hydrogen scientists, to corporate soil carbon experts and, even, Arnold Schwarzenegger.

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Francesca Eggleton talks to Tony Siantonas from the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, about the role of finance in agriculture and the transition to a low emissions economy. The Business Council has just announced a one billion dollar fund with Rabobank for sustainable farming developments. Read more on the announcement here.

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In her first vlog from Bonn, Francesca Eggleton shares her first impressions of how climate talks are progressing. She says the negotiations to develop the framework for the Paris Agreement appear to be a bit of a "slog".