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24 Oct 2018

COP24 in Katowice will be “milestone in international climate policy” – state secretary

Clean Energy Wire

There is much detail work to be done until the UN Climate Change Conference will start in Polish Katowice on 2 December, said the German environment ministry after a preparatory meeting in Kraków. However, the will of governments to agree on a rulebook for the Paris Agreement was “evident” at the talks. While the climate protection targets are set at the national level, implementation, measuring and monitoring must be binding for all at the international level, said state secretary in the environment ministry Jochen Flasbarth. “After Paris, the conference in Katowice will be a milestone in international climate policy,” he said.  

For background, read the CLEW articles Poland's Katowice COP: Next coal country hosting UN climate talks, and Finishing Paris Agreement rulebook at COP24 in Katowice “feasible” – German negotiator.

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