Bonn talks aim to make carbon cuts transparent

UN climate talks in Bonn next week will be expected to grasp the nettle of how countries can transparently measure, report and verify their emissions

UN climate talks in Bonn next week will be expected to grasp the nettle of how countries will measure, report and verify their emissions, so all countries can be confident that actions to cut carbon are clear and comparable when theĀ  Paris Agreement comes into force in 2020.

Progress on the issue is high up the shopping list of what EU negotiators want from COP23, which along with next year's meeting in Katowice is tasked with agreeing rules for the carbon reduction plans. These are known in UN-jargon as Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs).

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