COP 24

24th session of the Conference of the Parties

2 December - 14 December 2018, Katowice, Poland


Update 9: COP 24 Presidency to produce new texts on Paris Agreement guidelines
Katowice, 12 December 2018 (Meena Raman)

With just three days left to the conclusion of the on-going climate talks under the UNFCCC, new textual proposals will be produced by the COP 24 Presidency for the further consideration of Parties on the guidelines for the implementation of the Paris Agreement Work Programme (PAWP).

Update 8: COP 24 President outlines mode of work for final week of climate talks
Katowice, 10 December 2018 (Prerna Bomzan and Meena Raman)

At the end of the first week of the climate talks on 8 Dec, at the ongoing 24th session of the Conference of Parties to the UNFCCC (COP 24), Michal Kurtyka, the Secretary of State for the Ministry of Environment of Poland, leading the COP 24 Presidency said that “a significant am

Update 7: APA Co-chairs to prepare negotiating texts on Paris Work Programme
Katowice, 7 December 2018 (Prerna Bomzan and Meena Raman)

At a stocktake plenary held on 6 Dec, the Co-chairs of the UNFCCC’s Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA), informed Parties the time had come for the Chairs to produce their “own proposals,” to help the process forward and that based on “where possible landing zones are emerging or ma

Update 6: Stocktake on implementation and ambition of pre-2020 actions begins
Katowice, 6 December 2018 (Evelyn Teh)

The technical part of the stocktake on the pre-2020 implementation and ambition kicked off on 5 Dec. at the ongoing climate talks under the UNFCCC in Katowice, Poland.

Update 5: Pressure intensifies to complete Paris Agreement implementation rules
Katowice, 6 December 2018 (Meena Raman)

Negotiations under the UNFCCC’s 24th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP24) in Katowice, Poland, have intensified on Dec.

Update 3: Resounding call to speed up implementation of Paris Agreement obligations
Katowice, 4 December 2018 (Evelyn Teh)

The official opening ceremony of the climate talks held on 3 Dec. in Katowice, Poland, heard a resounding call for Parties to take necessary actions in operationalising and fulfilling the Paris Agreement (PA) obligations.

Update 2: No issue should be left behind in package of decisions – say developing countries
Katowice, 3 December 2018 (Prerna Bomzan and Meena Raman)

At the launch of the year-end climate talks on 2nd Dec. in Katowice, Poland, under the UNFCCC, the Kyoto Protocol (KP) and the Paris Agreement (PA), developing countries under the G77 and China called for a package of decisions that “leaves no issue behind”.

Update 15: Important finance decisions adopted at climate talks
Katowice, 21 December 2018 (Indrajit Bose and Meena Raman)

Penang - A host of decisions on finance related matters were adopted on 15 Dec at the 24th session of the UNFCCC’s Conference of the Parties (COP24), as well as the Conference of Parties serving as the meeting of Parties to the Paris Agreement (CMA), in Katowice, Poland.

Update 14: The key decisions on the Paris Agreement implementation rules
Katowice, 20 December 2018 (Meena Raman)

Penang, 19 Dec – Following the adoption of the Paris Agreement (PA) in 2015 and its ratification the following year, developed and developing countries had been engaged in a battle of interpretation over the rules for implementation of the agreement.

Update 13: Decisions for implementation of Paris Agreement adopted
Katowice, 18 December 2018 (Meena Raman)

Decisions for the implementation of the Paris Agreement (PA) were adopted as a package by the Conference of Parties meeting as the Parties to the PA (CMA), late night on Saturday, 15 Dec, a day later than initially scheduled for the closure of the climate talks in Katowice, Poland.

Update 12: Clarity and predictability of climate finance needed for national planning in developing countries
Katowice, 14 December 2018 (Evelyn Teh)

Having clarity and predictability on the sources of climate finance is key for decision-makers in developing countries to ensure that climate considerations are mainstreamed into national development plans and policies.

Update 11: Pre-2020 ambition gap must not be shifted to developing countries
Katowice, 13 December 2018 (Prerna Bomzan)

The gap in ambition for emissions reductions of developed countries in the pre-2020 period must not be passed on to developing countries in the post 2020 timeframe of the Paris Agreement (PA), and must be the responsibility of developed countries.

Update 10: Clean texts on Paris Agreement guidelines expected
Katowice, 13 December 2018 (Meena Raman)

Clean texts on the guidelines for the implementation of the Paris Agreement being crafted under the UNFCCC’s COP 24 President, are expected to be made available to Parties around noon of Thursday, 13 Dec.

Update 1: Key challenges at COP 24
Katowice, 3 December 2018 (Meena Raman)

The year end climate talks under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the Kyoto Protocol (KP) and the Paris Agreement (PA) will take place in Katowice, Poland from 2nd to 14 Dec.