As world leaders gather in Katowice, Poland, for the 24th Conference of Parties (COP), the highest decision-making body of the United Nations Convention on Climate Change, four former COP presidents have warned that the world “is at a crossroads” and world leaders must take “decisive action” that includes “protecting those most vulnerable to climate change”.
The ongoing negotiations, which started on 2 December and will go on until 14 December, are being considered the most critical since the 2015 Paris Agreement, under which countries agreed to submit their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) to the joint effort to keep global temperatures increase below 2.0 degrees Celsius (°C) above pre-industrial levels (before the 1800s). COP24 will finalise the rulebook to govern concerted efforts towards this end. Read More
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