appeared 13 December 2018

In what many describe as the biggest international climate change negotiations since the 2015 Paris Agreement, COP24convened this month in the city of Katowice, Poland. The recent landmark IPCC SR15 report on 1.5 °C global warming makes it abundantly clear that urgent and aggressive measures are required to avoid the catastrophic consequences of climate change. As worldwide collaboration is needed to address this key environmental threat, reaching agreement on the key issue of creating the rulebook for the Paris Agreement is of paramount importance. Here are ten key takeaways from this year’s negotiations.