01 czerwca 2017, czwartek, godz. 15.27
In December 2018, the most important global forum devoted to world climate policies will be held in Katowice: The 24th Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP24) with the 14th Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to Kyoto Protocol (CMP 14).
Should you have any questions concerning the organisation of COP24 in the International Congress Centre and Spodek, please contact: COP24venue@mckspodek.pl
The decision to hold COP24 in Poland in 2018 was made during the climate summit COP22 in Marrakesh.
“Climate policy is very important for Poland. A good example of our involvement in the area is compliance with our obligations resulting from the Kyoto Protocol. Poland has reduced its CO2 emissions by 32 percent versus the required 6 percent with economic growth”, said Minister Jan Szyszko.
“Our involvement in climate protection is evidenced by the efforts of Poland's government to organise the next climate summit. The fact that we have been selected is a great success for Poland”, he added.
Poland wants to base its climate policy on forests absorbing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere (forest carbon farms) and renewable energy sources, primarily including the development of geothermal energy.
“During COP24 we want to show to other countries how to make emissions neutral by relying on innovations and the CO2 absorption technique by soil and forests. As evidence of our achievements, Poland would also like to propose research into the economic conditions for reducing carbon dioxide emissions by absorbing them by forests and soil to contribute to worldwide sustainable development. We want to know which is more effective: absorption or reduction. In various parts of the world, not only in terms of temperatures but also for diversity of species, reduction of hunger and food production”, said Minister Jan Szyszko.
Katowice was selected as location for the event by the United Nations and was announced on 1 June 2017 in Tuczno at a press conference with the attendance of Prof. Jan Szyszko, Minister of Environment, and Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of UNFCCC.
COP24 will be held on 3-14 December 2018 and will be attended by delegates from 200 countries as well as representatives of science, business, NGOs and ecological organisations. The estimated number of participants in the Conference by UNFCCC (UN) will be about 18,000 people.
Both the International Congress Centre and the Spodek Arena are ready to arrange one of the most international global events.
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