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Deal reached at UN climate conference in Poland

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Paweł Kononczuk 16.12.2018 00:28
Negotiators at an international UN climate change conference in the southern Polish city of Katowice have adopted a final declaration after two weeks of debate.
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The document is a roadmap for putting into practice the landmark 2015 Paris agreement amid efforts to slow climate change.

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki wrote on Twitter: “We have managed to reach an agreement during the COP24 Climate Conference. The ‘Katowice Package’ was… adopted by all UN member states.”

Polish Deputy Environment Minister Michał Kurtyka, president of the summit in Katowice, hailed the declaration as “a historical moment.”

Public broadcaster Polish Radio reported that the declaration was intended to be a supplement to the 2015 international Paris climate agreement.

The United Nations’ COP24 event was originally scheduled to end on Friday. It was extended to Saturday.

Thousands of decision makers from around the world flocked to Katowice for the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, also known as COP24.

Speaking at the official opening of the summit on December 3, Polish President Andrzej Duda said his country was "ready to take its share of responsibility for international security," including in terms of climate policy.

Poland's Morawiecki told international leaders a day later that his country was among nations leading the way in efforts to stop global warming.

Leaders from 45 countries gathered at the UN conference adopted a Polish-drafted declaration to protect the climate while ensuring economic growth and maintaining jobs.


Source: Polish Radio

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