ECIU Talks to Richard Black: from Bonn to G7 to COP27

ECIU's Senior Associate Richard Black reflects on Bonn climate negotiators in June, and what it means for COP27 in November.

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By Gareth Redmond-King


ECIU Senior Associate, Richard Black, suggests the Bonn meeting had limited scope for breakthroughs.

“There are lots of parallel processes going on; a lot of them at the beginning. So what we’ve seen are the opening remarks – the opening evidence, to enable delegates to judge where we are, and therefore what’s to be done about it. Processes kicked off at Glasgow last year are having their first outing. So a lot of what we’ve seen has been countries laying down opening positions.”