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.

COLLECTION OF PHOTOS ON CLIMATE CHANGE FROM UN PHOTO

 

PHOTOS From Katowice Climate Change Conference, COP24