COP24 Katowice 2018 United Nations Climate Change Conference

COP24—held in Katowice, Poland from 2-14 December-- must unleash the full potential of the Paris Agreement by finalizing the Paris Agreement Work Programme. This will put into place the practical implementation guidelines needed to implement the historic agreement that aims to limit global warming to well under 2°C this century. The Work Programme must provide a way to track progress and ensure that climate action is transparent.

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I commit myself, and the entire United Nations, to this effort. We will support all leaders who rise to the challenge I have outlined today.

IPCC Climate Report

Limiting global warming to 1.5ºC would require rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said in a new assessment. With clear benefits to people and natural ecosystems, limiting global warming to 1.5ºC compared to 2ºC could go hand in hand with ensuring a more sustainable and equitable society.

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Key findings from the IPCC and The New Climate Economy Reports.

UN 2019 Climate Summit UN 2019 Climate Summit

The Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals are the foundations for global efforts to address climate change. The purpose of the 2019 Climate Summit is to challenge states, regions, cities, companies, investors and citizens to step up action in six areas:

Energy transition, Climate finance and carbon pricing, Industry transition, Nature-based solutions, Cities and local action,
      Resilience Energy transition, Climate finance and carbon pricing, Industry transition, Nature-based solutions, Cities and local action,
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The road to the 2019 Climate Summit

We are significantly under-estimating the benefits of cleaner, climate-smart growth. Bold climate action could deliver at least US$26 trillion in economic benefits through to 2030. There are real benefits to be seen in terms of new jobs, economic savings, market opportunities, and improved well-being for people worldwide.

More than 100 heads of state and government will be attending the UN General Assembly. Climate change will be a major focus attention. Climate Week will take place during the week of 24-30 September, feature close to 150 events on climate change.

Faced with ecological, economic and social consequences of climate change, the One Planet Coalition mobilizes public and private actors. Through 12 commitments, this international coalition calls for concrete actions.

COP24 is the informal name for the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change(UNFCCC).