The 2015 Paris Agreement represents a historic turning point in global cooperation on addressing climate change and its global goal of limiting warming to well below 2°C or 1.5°C provide direction and help to frame climate change action. Through the process of preparing national contributions and their implementation, countries demonstrate that they are increasingly introducing national policies and related instruments for low emission and climate resilient development. Financial support, technology development and transfer as well as capacity-building at scale continue to be urgently needed. Related institutions need strengthening to enable them to plan for and implement adaptation and mitigation in an effective and sustainable fashion. In this backdrop, governments of countries from across the world will gather from November 6-17 in Bonn, Germany for the 23rd annual UN climate change conference (COP23). Over the course of two weeks, negotiators will attempt to design a set of implementation guidelines for the Paris Agreement - a long-term global strategy to address climate change - ahead of a 2018 deadline.