December 3, 2018
The two-week 24th Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Climate Change Convention, which started on Sunday in Katowice, Poland, will focus on carbon neutrality and gender equality.
The world is gathering to define how the 2015 Paris Agreement would be implemented and moved forward by its 197 parties, days after the UN sounded the alarm on the unprecedented levels of greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere.
Under the agreement, all countries have committed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in order to limit the global average rise in temperature to well below two degrees centigrade, and as close as possible to 1.5 degrees centigrade.
Kicking off the two-week event in Katowice, a team of cyclists on electric bikes arrived from Vienna, having biked 600 km- to demonstrate the value of renewable energy in reducing emissions.
The expedition was supported by the UN Global Compact, a group of private sector companies committed to sustainable development….Read more