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. The Policy Group is preparing several policy briefs as well as a Global Water Forum white paper, this year focused on linking climate change and DRR policies through adaptive water management. These are set to be released around the start of the COP so please check back on this webpage in the lead up to the event.
The events of COP24 will be spread across two adjacent venues, both of which are located in the city center of Katowice, Poland: