DATE: 2nd DECEMBER, 2018 at Hotel Malinowski, Gliwice- Poland
The Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) held a pre COP workshop to consolidate the African Regional Position in preparation for the just started CoP24 in Gliwice Poland.
Under discussion was:
- The Completion of the Rule Book for the implementation of the Paris Agreement;
- Provision of means of implementation pertaining to Finance and its mobilization;
- Completion of Talanoa Dialogue and determining the next steps by looking at where we are; how we got there and where we want to go.
IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 Degrees Centigrade
The workshop looked at the significance of the Special IPCC Report which was released in October 2018. The report acknowledges that Climate Change is already affecting people, ecosystems and livelihoods around the world and achieving this would require unprecedented transitions in all aspects of Society; and limiting temperature to 1.5 degrees Celsius.
The Paris Agreement Work Programme (PAWP)
Of specific consideration were: Nationally Determined Contributions; Transparency Framework; Global Stock take; Finance Adaptation Fund and Technology Transfer.
As the Conference enters its day one, it is anticipated that there will be up to six bodies meeting concurrently namely: COP; COP/MOP; CMA; APA; SBI; SBSTA Contact Groups, Formal groups, informal groups and plenaries. The overarching question that remains is whether the Katowice Conference will deliver the rule book.