The 24th meeting of Conference of Parties (COP24) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) began on December 3, 2018, at Katowice, Poland.
The Fijian Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama declared the UN COP24 climate summit open and handed over the presidency of the talks to Michal Kurtyka, Poland’s Deputy Environment Minister in the presence of UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.
Delegates from nearly 200 nations began talks to tackle deep political. The COP24 will be hosting over 28000 people. They will include CEOs, mayors, governors and other leaders from civil society at large. Over 100 events will highlight action in transport, water, land-use, energy, the fashion industry, representing the wide spectrum of climate action. The Conference will continue till December 14, 2018.
India will be setting up a Pavilion to create awareness about India’s positive climate actions in various sectors of the economy. The theme of the Pavilion is ‘One World One Sun One Grid’. This theme was highlighted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the first assembly of the International Solar Alliance in October 2018.