Dates: 3-14 December 2018
Venue: Katowice international conference center (Międzynarodowe Centrum Kongresowe), Poland
COP24 Presidency: polish government, represented by Michał Kurtyka – State Secretary in the Ministry of Energy in Poland
High level climate champions: Tomasz Chruszczow (Poland) et Inia Seruiratu (Fidji Islands)
This document includes the FWP’s programme, keys to understanding water and climate issues and french solutions
COP24 : WHAT’S AT STAKE?
The COP24 at Katowice promises to be a major summit since COP21, as one of its objectives will be to adopt decisions guaranteeing the full implementation of the Paris Climate Agreement, which will enter into force in 2020. All decisions relating to the climate efforts of the international community (transparency, accountability, etc.) as well as the assessment and revision of national commitments (monitoring, reporting, etc.) will be compiled in a “RULEBOOK” or “KATOWICE RULES“.
The most difficult points of negotiation promise to be those relating to DIFFERENTIATION (whereby each country is required to make efforts depending on its economic capacities and its responsibilities), to ADAPTATION and to FUNDING.
At the COP21, the countries had committed to publish a new version of their NATIONALLY DETERMINED CONTRIBUTIONS (NDCs) every 5 years from 2020 onwards.
From 2023, to facilitate this revision, a global assessment of NDCs will be conducted every 5 years to assess whether the collective effort made is in line with the temperature goals of the Paris Agreement. A first prefiguration of this NDC review was launched in 2018 as part of the facilitative dialogue.
The Fijian Presidency has renamed this process the TALANOA DIALOGUE at the COP23 in reference to a traditional Fijian discussion mode aiming at resolving tensions – with the objective to “share stories, build empathy to make wise decisions for the collective good.”
As part of this dialogue, throughout 2018 all state and non-state actors were invited to answer 3 questions: « where are we? Where do we want to go? And how to we get there?”. The answers provided should make it possible to agree at COP24 on first tangible steps to take stock of the progress made.
FWP’S PROGRAMME AT COP24
- Imagining a +4°C world, what about water?
- Water and climate challenges: time to finance actions!
- Ecosystem-based adaptation: coming together for water!
- Décryptage du rapport 1,5°C du GIEC : quel bilan pour les ressources en eau (french only)
We also invite you to discover the events of interest at the COP24 identified by the FWP here.
FIND US IN THE CONFERENCE CENTER
The FWP will be present in the exhibition area (booth n°99) from Tuesday 4 December to Friday 14 December.
OUR PRESENCE ONLINE
During the whole COP, the FWP will be active online everyday on twitter.
Regular progress reviews of the negotiations and short videos will be presented on the “live” page of the FWP during the 2 weeks.
To find photos of the COP, we invite you to visit our Flickr account.
OUR RESOURCES FOR COP24
To prepare this COP, we invite you to download:
- The FWP’s Water & Climate messages for COP24 in English and French
- Our synthesis of the IPCC 1,5°C special report with a focus on water in English and in French
- The video Imagining a +4°C world : what about water?
- Other Water and Climate publications are available on the page «our productions» on the FWP website