PACJA releases a press statement at COP24 in Katowice, Poland.
As negotiators here reached a deadlock over finalizing the so-called Paris Agreement rulebook, guidance needed to operationalize the landmark climate accord, the Alliance of Small Island States and Least Developed Countries Groups, collectively representing 79 states, 4 observer states, and over 920 million people, sent a letter to the President of COP 24 that raises concerns over the lack of ambition in the talks and reiterates what the latest science has demonstrated is needed to avoid a climate change catastrophe, including the loss of entire nations to sea-level rise.
4th December 2018 COP24 programme
08:00-09:00 African Group Daily Coordination Meeting Tatry Meeting Room 3
09:00-10:00 G77 & China Daily Coordination Meeting Plenary Śląsk
09:00-10:00 Briefing on the 2019 Climate Summit by the Secretary Briefing on the 2019 Climate Summit by the Secretary General of the United Nations and the Special Envoy for the 2019 Climate Summit Press Conference Room Warszawa
10:00-11:00 APA agenda item 5: informal consultations on modalities, procedures and guidelines for the transparency framework for action and support referred to in Art. 13 of the PA
key African Civil Societies message for COP24
It is systems go. Parties are ready to attend the 24th session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The Conference, dubbed COP 24 which will take place in Katowice, Poland from 3-14 December is a crucial platform for the implementation of the various provisions of the Paris Agreement (‘the rulebook’); including, transparency, accounting, compliance, periodic assessment of collective progress and use of market-based mechanisms.
AFRICA CSOs RAISE CONCERNS ABOUT OUTCOME OF THE UNFCCC COP24
A coalition of African environmental Civil Society organisations under the Umbrella of Pan Africa Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) have jointly raised concern about lack of concrete outcomes so far, following the ongoing climate change negotiations in Katowice, Poland.