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03 Dec 2018

EC Fact Sheet provides information on UN climate change conference COP24

The European Commission (EC) has published a Fact Sheet with questions and answers from the EU's perspective on the ongoing UN climate change conference COP24 in Katowice, Poland. This year's annual conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is taking place from 2 to 14 December 2018 and deals with the implementation of the Paris Agreement, which was adopted in December 2015 and sets out a global action plan to put the world on track to avoid dangerous climate change by limiting global warming to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and pursuing efforts to limit the temperature rise to 1.5°C.

Information is provided on the following questions:

  1. What will happen at COP24?
  2. What are the EU's expectations for COP24?
  3. What is the EU doing to reduce its own greenhouse gas emissions?
  4. How does the Paris Agreement ensure countries deliver on their commitments?
  5. What does the Paris Agreement mean for the EU's contribution to climate finance for developing countries before 2020?
  6. How does the Paris Agreement address adaptation and loss and damage associated with the impacts of climate change?
  7. What is the role for business and other non-state actors and how can the Global Climate Action Agenda be strengthened?

To read the full Fact Sheet, click here.

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