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Katowice Climate Change Conference COP 24

Katowice, Poland


The 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, COP24 will be held in Katowice December 2 – 14 December.

The key objective of the meeting is to adopt the implementation guidelines of the Paris Climate Change Agreement.

This is crucial because it ensures the true potential of the Paris Agreement can be unleashed, including ramping up climate action so that the central goal of the agreement can be achieved, namely to hold the global average temperature to as close as possible to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

Specifically, the full implementation of the Paris Agreement means that practical actions will be unlocked with respect to all elements of the climate regime that countries are building:

· adaptation to climate change impacts
· ambitious emission reductions,
· with strong means of implementation to support developing countries, in the form of technology cooperation, capacity building, and, especially financial support.

In addition to the implementation guidelines for the Paris Agreement, COP24 will also see the high-level political phase of the Fiji-led Talanoa Dialogue, which aims to assess progress towards the temperature goals enshrined in the Paris Agreement.

Also at the COP in Katowice, the climate action of non-Party actors will be showcased during a series of Global Climate Action events.

About the SDG Pavilion

The SDG Pavilion at the UN Climate Change Conference, COP24, in Katowice, Poland, aims to bring together experts and influencers leading the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals around the world for a series of high-level discussions on the interlinkages between climate change and the 2030 Agenda. From 3-14 December, the SDG Pavilion will provide a platform for interactive dialogues to share experiences and ideas on how best to leverage policies, programmes, multi-stakeholder action and partnerships to advance both the SDGs and climate action in ways to maximize benefits and leave no one behind.

As partnerships are a key component of achieving the SDGs and Paris Agreement, DESA is teaming up with the Global Energy Interconnection Development and Cooperation Organization (GEIDCO), for the SDG Pavilion. By leveraging the broad network of DESA and GEIDCO’s global multi-stakeholder partners, the Pavilion will engage thought leaders from business, civil society, academia, philanthropy, as well as from the UN system. Topics to be discussed include the linkages between climate and energy, food production, forests, our ocean and more.

The SDG Pavilion will host discussions throughout the day from 3-14 December.

The SDG Pavilion is in the COP24 expo hall at booth E-34.

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