24th Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 24)
December 2–14, 2018
COP 24 in Katowice, Poland will be the most pivotal moment in the international climate effort since the 2015 summit that produced the Paris Agreement. Delegates are expected to deliver on two major outcomes.
The first is the adoption of the Paris ‘rulebook.’ Parties gave themselves until COP 24 to decide operational details on transparency, accounting, markets, compliance, the global stocktake, and other important issues under the Paris Agreement.
Essential Elements of the Paris Rulebook, based on informal talks among negotiators convened by C2ES, outlines potential outcomes.
The second expected outcome is the conclusion of the Talanoa Dialogue. This has been a year-long process reviewing collective progress towards the long-term goals of the Paris Agreement. The result will inform the next round of nationally determined contributions that parties put forward in 2020.
C2ES event in Katowice: US Corporate Climate Leaders: Transforming the Future
More on COP 24 in Katowice:
- Video: Elliot Diringer’s media briefing
- Blog: Outlining Essential Elements of the Paris ‘Rulebook’
- Climate Home News Article: Strong rules for Paris deal can spur global climate action