Special Coverage of COP24, the UN Climate Change Conference
2 December-14 December 2018

As world leaders and change-makers gather this December in Katowice, Poland, for the 24th Conference of the Parties of the Climate Change Convention, or COP24, UN News will provide you with a front row seat to all the action.

Follow the negotiations on how nations can collectively limit global warming, find out about the latest technologies available to reduce the harmful impact of human activity on the planet, stay connected to those who are making a difference, every day, across the globe.

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Half a Degree matters: Leading UN Climate Change Expert

At COP24, thousands gathered to find concrete ways to move forward on the historic Paris Agreement. Discussions were very much based on October’s alarming report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the IPCC,  that said it wasn’t impossible to cap global warming at 1.5 degrees Celsius but that “unprecedented changes in all aspects of society” would be required." Yasmina Guerda sat down with one of the leading scientists behind the report, Professor Diana Ürge-Vorsatz.

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Preparing Africa for ravages of climate change ‘cannot be an afterthought’ – COP24

Africa is at a “tipping point” as global warming increases, and urgent action needs to be taken across the continent now, to mitigate risks and safeguard a decade of social and economic gains, according to a new report launched on Thursday by the United Nations Development Agency (UNDP) at the COP24 climate conference, in Katowice, Poland.

Beating climate change, boosting women: bike advocate takes to Damascus streets

When “conflict was underway, and checkpoints were increasing everywhere” in the Syrian capital, Damascus, Sarah Zein started biking to avoid the traffic, but verbal sexual harassment on the streets, soon became a big problem. The co-founder of “Yalla Let's Bike" – or Come on Let's Bike - sat down for an interview with UN News’s Yasmina Guerda at the COP24 climate change conference in Poland, where she received an award for her work on gender and climate. 

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Cutting down plastic and pesticides, to halt climate change in India

It’s easy to get lost in the argument over who needs to do the most to stop global warming, but the fact is, everyone needs to do their bit and “we’re all responsible.” That’s one of the guiding principles for Satya Tripathi of India, who in this latest Lid Is On podcast from UN News, spoke with Yasmina Guerda from the crucial COP24 climate change conference in Poland.

 

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Failing to agree on climate action would ‘not only be immoral’ but ‘suicidal’, UN chief tells COP24

With roadblocks continuing at the COP24 climate change conference over how to implement the  historic 2015 Paris Agreement, United Nations chief António Guterres returned to Poland on Wednesday, to challenge the more than 100 Government leaders gathered in Katowice to find consensus and “finish the job.”

COP24: World sports join team UN in race against climate change

Major organizations from the world of sport are joining an increasing number of private sector businesses in the race to beat global warming. At the United Nations’ COP24 conference in Poland on Wednesday, 17 major players representing sporting bodies, athletes and fans, added their names to the collective scoreboard, with the launch of the Sports Climate Action Framework.

‘Time for all of us to wake up’ and save the planet: goalkeeper Karina LeBlanc at COP24

The UNICEF Ambassador and former Olympian, who played in five World Cups, is committed to doing her bit to save the planet, as she told UN News’s Yasmina Guerda at the COP24 climate change conference in Poland, on Tuesday, where the UN launched the Sports for Climate Action Framework, to involve more athletes in the fight. 

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COP24 negotiations: Why reaching agreement on climate action is so complex

From Tuesday on, close to 100 Government ministers are due be involved in negotiating a final deal on moving forward with climate action here at the United Nations COP24 conference in Poland. So, what is the goal? To agree a concrete plan to implement the historic 2015 Paris climate deal by mid-century. The stakes are high with numerous different pressure points.

Chad’s cattle herders welcome tech solutions to beat climate change

What does climate change look like to those living on the front line of extreme weather regions across the world, and what can be done right now to help them?

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‘Going green’ is good business says private sector at UN’s COP24 climate conference

Businesses across the world should no longer be viewed solely as greenhouse gas emissions culprits, but more as indispensable partners for climate action, who stand to increase profits from “going green”. That was the key message as the United Nations COP24 climate change conference went into its second week in Katowice, Poland.

COLLECTION OF PHOTOS ON CLIMATE CHANGE FROM UN PHOTO

 

PHOTOS From Katowice Climate Change Conference, COP24