Conference, 4-5 November 2017 in Bonn

Climate Action and Human Wellbeing at a Crossroads:

Historical Transformation or Backlash?

The conference was hold on 4-5 November 2017 in Bonn, back to back with COP23. We need a new culture of global cooperation, substantiated by mutual respect and support, to make the transformation towards sustainability a reality. This was the main message which was developed and fed into the climate negotiations.

Two years after the world community adopted the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the tremendous efforts of many stakeholders around the world have demonstrated that transformation towards sustainability is possible. At the same time, this transformation is under serious threat, as nationalism, populism, and post-factual thinking challenge global cooperation.

A ten point memorandum entitled „The Climate – Justice – Cooperation Nexus: 10 Cornerstones of the Great Transformation towards Sustainability“ was presented as the outcome of the Conference. This memorandum defines key global challenges for the coming years and calls upon state and non-governmental actors to accelerate their efforts to tackle climate change. The memorandum calls upon policy-makers and business leaders to address the following issues, among others at the #COP23:

CrossroadsBonn Memorandum

Foto Stream of 1st Conference Day:
Saturday, 4 November 2017

Crossroads Conference Bonn, Day 1, 4 November 2017

Foto Stream of 2nd Conference Day:
Sunday, 5 November 2017

Crossroads Conference Bonn, Day 2, 5 November 2017


Takeaways from the Conference

Human wellbeing, peace, security, and the stability of the Earth system are at a crossroads. Get a review of the two Conference Days. The hosts of the conference, Dirk Messner (DIE) and Nebojsa Nakicenovic (IIASA), further summarised the takeaways of Crossroads Bonn here:

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Read a review of both Conference´s Days on Storify