The 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP24) will take place in Katowice, Poland from 3-14 December 2018. Poland will hold the Presidency of the Climate Convention for the third time.
The central aim of COP24 will be to finalize and adopt a package of decisions ensuring full implementation of the Paris Agreement on climate change, which was the product of COP21. COP24 will also include the Facilitative Dialogue intended to support implementation of countries' Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs).
In addition to the 24th session of the Conference of the Parties, COP24 will include meetings of other UN bodies and frameworks such as the CMP, SBSTA, SBI, and CMA.
"Our fate is in our hands. The world is counting on all of us to rise to the challenge before it is too late."
- António Guterres
The Policy Group continues to push for greater integration of resilient water management approaches within the global climate change agenda. Together with SIWI, the Policy Group has prepared several position papers and policy briefs covering a wide range of topics in advance of COP24. Access them below.
The events of COP24 will be spread across two adjacent venues, both of which are located in the city center of Katowice, Poland:
COP24 will feature hundreds of official and unofficial events. Below we are highlighting events that emphasize the importance of water in the climate negotiations. AGWA, SIWI, and Policy Group members are contributing to a number of these. Others are organized by various members of the water community.
AGWA has been involved in the planning processes with the Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action (GCA). The GCA will conduct a series of events during COP24, including High Level Action Events, roundtables, and more. Their calendar of events is available online, including a map of the Global Climate Action Area. For a full map of the COP24 venue, click here.
The official COP24 programme of side events is available through the UNFCCC site here. More information can be found on Poland's COP24 website (http://cop24.gov.pl/).
A limited number of the events will have videos on demand after their conclusions. Click here to jump to those videos. Others can be found by searching through the UNFCCC on demand system.