COP24 UN Climate Change Conference Now Underway
Committed to love and care for Earth
'Mindful that we are called by the world and the church at this particular time in history to hear the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor, we will continue to respond mercifully to both.' (Chapter Statement)
The UN Climate Change Conference 'COP 24' opened today, 3 December, in Katowice, Poland and will continue until 14 December.
This conference is widely regarded as the most significant climate change event since the Paris Agreement was achieved in 2015 at COP21, applicable to all countries, aiming to keep global warming below 2°C. According to Patricia Espinosa ,UNFCCC Executive Secretary, COP24 Will be Paris 2.0. "In Poland, as I call it Paris 2.0, we will put together the pieces, directions and guidelines in order to make the framework really operate"