COP 24 Highlights: before it all starts…

COP 24 Highlights:
before it all starts…The UN Climate Change Conference ‘COP 24’ opens this Sunday in Katowice, Poland. Everything you need to get caught up with what it’s all about and what’s at stake.

The crunch ‘COP 24’: what’s at stake and what you need to know
Climate action is lagging and the window of opportunity is closing. On Sunday, the United Nations will kick off critical negotiations on how to address the problem collectively and urgently, during a two-week climate change conference in Katowice, Poland, known as “COP 24”. UN News put together this guide to answer some of the biggest questions you may have and make sure you’re all caught up, with a ringside seat on the action.

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World simply ‘not on track’ to slow climate change this year – UN weather agency
The world is heading in the wrong direction to slow climate change after another year of near-record temperatures, the head of the World Meteorological Organization said on Thursday.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY

“I have heard the argument – usually from vested interests – that tackling climate change is expensive and could harm economic growth. This is hogwash. In fact, the opposite is true.”

– UN Secretary-General António Guterres

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Add your voice to the conversation
Sir David Attenborough invites you to #TakeYourSeat, the People’s Seat, at COP 24. Millions of change advocates worldwide are invited to submit messages for an address that will be delivered to world leaders attending the conference.

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