COP24 is the informal name for the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
The Conference of the Parties (COP) is the supreme body of the UNFCCC Convention. It consists of the representatives of the Parties to the Convention. It holds its sessions every year. The COP takes decisions which are necessary to ensure the effective implementation of the provisions of the Convention and regularly reviews the implementation of these provisions.
In accordance with a decision of the 22nd Session of the Conference of the Parties to the Climate Convention (COP22) in Marrakesh in November 2016, the successive climate summit will be held in Poland. Poland was selected to host this event within the framework of the Eastern European Group (EEG).
The most important task during COP24 will be to develop and adopt a package of decisions ensuring full implementation of the Paris Agreement, according to the decisions taken in Paris (COP21), Marrakesh (CMA1.1) and Bonn (COP23). Paris Agreement main goals is to strengthen the global response to the threat of climate change by keeping a global temperature rise this century well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase even further to 1.5 degrees Celsius. Additionally, the agreement aims to increase the ability of countries to deal with the impacts of climate change, and at making finance flows consistent with a low GHG emissions and climate-resilient pathway. During the summit there will also take place Supporting Dialogue (Talanoa Dialogue) – an overview of the achievements of individual countries in the field of climate protection.
The Polish presidency plans to focus its message on three key themes:
1) Technology - development of climate-friendly modern solutions, such as electromobility;
2) Man - solidary and just transition of industrial regions;
3) Nature - achieving climate neutrality by absorbing CO2 by forests and land, or by water management.
Date of Event: 2-14 December 2018
Venue: Katowice, Poland