UNFCCC Climate Change Conference (COP24) | Asian Development Bank

UNFCCC Climate Change Conference (COP24)

Event | 3 - 14 December 2018 Katowice, Poland

Description

The UNFCCC Climate Change Conference will include the 24th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 24) to the UNFCCC, the 14th session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP) and the third part of the first session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement (CMA 1-3).

The conference will also include the 49th sessions of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) and the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI), and the seventh part of the first session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA 1-7). Representatives from all UNFCCC parties are expected to attend.

Objectives

COP24 is expected to finalize the rule book for implementation of the Paris Agreement on climate change. The main objectives of the conference are (i) to implement the necessary decisions to ensure the full implementation of the Paris Agreement and (ii) take stock of the collective achievements made by the partied in their efforts to meet the objectives of the Paris Agreement.

ADB participates in the UNFCCC process as an inter-governmental observer organization. At COP24, ADB will host 6 side events on topics including low carbon urban development, climate resilient health care in the Greater Mekong Subregion, financing the Nationally Determined Contributions, and investing in climate and disaster resilience.

ADB will also host its flagship event, The Global Battle against Climate Change will be Won or Lost in Asia and the Pacific. COP24 will be an opportunity to highlight ADB’s Strategy 2030 climate finance targets, show its commitment to supporting scaled-up action on climate change in developing member country (DMCs), showcase ADB projects and achievements, and help build partnerships with DMC governments, development partners, the private sector, NGOs, and think tanks.

Target participants

  • Developing member country (DMC) governments and agencies
  • Development partners
  • Private sector representatives
  • NGOs
  • Think tanks and academia

Publications

See ADB publications on climate change.