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.

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UN launches Facebook Messenger-powered bot to take on climate change

As world leaders and decision-makers get to work on mitigating climate change at the COP24 conference in Katowice, Poland, renowned broadcaster and natural historian Sir David Attenborough launched a new UN campaign to give individuals their say on the key global issue, via social media.

News in Brief 03 December 2018

  • Climate change conference begins against backdrop of alarming reports
  • Landmark UN disability report lack of inclusivity   
  • UN South Sudan Mission condemns brutal sexual assaults
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Four things the UN chief wants world leaders to know, at key COP24 climate conference opening

During the UN COP24 Climate Change Conference grand opening on Monday, Secretary-General António Guterres told over 150 world leaders gathered for climate action that “we are in deep trouble” and asked decision-makers to focus on four key things: stepping up climate action, according to a solid plan, with more funding, as a smart investment in the future of the planet.

COP24: green, gender focus, as UN's crucial climate change conference gets underway

COP24,  the two-week 24th conference of the parties of the United Nations Climate Change Convention (UNFCCC), started on Sunday in Katowice, Poland, with a special focus on carbon neutrality and gender equality. 

‘Climate change is increasing the number of hungry people’: UN expert

A recent report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warns that urgent climate action is needed if the world is to limit global warming to 1.5 degree Celsius above pre-industrial levels.

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G20 told crucial COP24 climate change conference 'must succeed': Guterres

During press briefings at the beginning of the G20 meeting of industrialized nations in Buenos Aires, UN Secretary António Guterres described the event as an essential forum, citing a lack of confidence and high level of confrontation within the international community.

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 UN’s weather agency said on Thursday.

COP24: UN climate change conference, what’s at stake and what you need to know

As global temperatures continue to rise, 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 “COP24”.

‘Global trust’ declining, ‘our world needs stepped-up global leadership’

On the eve of the G20 international forum in Argentina, and ahead of next week’s COP24 climate conference in Katowice, Poland, UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called for global leadership to be stepped up, “at a time of declining global trust.”

CO2 emissions on the rise for first time in four years, UN agency warns

A new report released on Tuesday by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) shows that global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions rose again during 2017 after a three year hiatus, highlighting the imperative for countries to deliver on the historic Paris Agreement to keep global warming to below 2°C above pre-industrial levels.

COLLECTION OF PHOTOS ON CLIMATE CHANGE FROM UN PHOTO

 

PHOTOS From Katowice Climate Change Conference, COP24