COP24 Kicks Off in Katowice
Katowice (Poland) – The 24th conference of the parties of the United Nations Climate Change Convention (COP24) opened Monday in Katowice, Poland, with the participation of Morocco.
The climate summit is bringing together around 30,000 delegates from almost 200 countries, top state officials, representatives of business and NGOs, at this southern Polish city.
Talks will focus on implementing the provisions of the Paris agreement of 2015, towards the reduction of global warming by cutting greenhouse gas emissions.
Under the Paris agreement, all countries have committed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in order to limit the global average rise in temperature to well below 2°C, and as close as possible to 1.5°C.
Well over 100 events will highlight action in transport, water, land-use, energy, the fashion industry, to name a few, representing the wide spectrum of climate action.
They will include CEOs, mayors, governors and other leaders from civil society at large.