The next United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP24) will take place from 3 to 14 December 2018 in Katowice, Poland. The session will be an event of global importance; the third one on the long road to practical implementation of the Paris Agreement concluded in December 2015.
The IPU and the Polish Sejm will organize a Parliamentary Meeting on the occasion of the Climate Change Conference. The Meeting will be held with a view to providing parliamentarians with an opportunity to obtain first-hand information on the main issues and orientations of COP24, interact with experts and negotiators directly involved in the UNFCCC decision-making process, gain better knowledge of the recommendations included in the IPU's Parliamentary Action Plan on Climate Change and discuss ways of ensuring implementation of the Paris Agreement.
The Parliamentary Meeting will take place on Sunday, 9 December. The languages of the meeting will be English, French and Spanish.
Important notice: The IPU and the Polish Sejm are not in a position to facilitate accreditation to COP24 or provide visa support for entry into Poland. Those matters are to be handled by each delegate individually.
Polish Sejm: www.sejm.gov.pl/
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC): www.unfccc.int
COP24 host country website: cop24.gov.pl/ (English only)
Parliamentary Meeting on the occasion of COP23: archive.ipu.org/splz-e/cop23.htm