COP 24, takes place from 2 to 14 December in Katowice, Poland, at the end of a year 2018 marked by an unprecedented concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere and numerous extreme incidents (drought, fires, world temperature records, etc.) that are now regularly in the media spotlight. In this context, the conclusion of the recent IPCC report is clear: profound and accelerated international transformations are needed in order to limit global warming to 1.5°C.
How will States respond to this challenge? Will the negotiations effectively build on the dynamics and mechanics of the Paris Agreement to strengthen climate ambition? Will multilateral cooperation in the fight against climate change take precedence over the temptations of withdrawal and inaction?
In order to draw up an assessment of this 24th Conference of the Parties to the Climate Convention, will be gathered:
- Daniel Buira, advisor to AILAC (Independent Latin American and Caribbean Association for Climate Change), who will provide personal perspectives on the challenges of climate negotiations from a scientific angle, and its implications for achieving the objectives of the Paris Agreement;
- Lola Vallejo, Director of IDDRI's Climate Programme, who will speak on the issue of raising international ambition;
- Henri Waisman, senior researcher in the Climate Programme and lead coordinating author of the IPCC's latest special report (Global warming of 1.5ºC), will answer the question: did COP24 measure up to the conclusions of the IPCC's report?
This conference will be held in English and will be followed by discussions with the audience.
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