The signatories of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change meet from 2 to 14 December, 2018 in Katowice for the 24th Conference of the Parties (COP24) under Presidency of the Government of Poland.

The Conference of the Parties (COP) is the highest body of the Framework Convention on Climate Change. The first binding climate protection treaty, the 'Paris Agreement', that involves all 195 member states of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change was agreed upon at COP21 in Paris, France. At COP24 in Katowice, Poland the thematic focus is twofold: The first aim is to adopt concrete regulations for the implementation of the Paris Agreement. Secondly, the states shall consult by means of the Talanoa Dialog how to improve climate targets worldwide.

Through its International Climate Initiative (IKI), the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) is supporting partner countries in developing their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). IKI projects work closely together with public and private actors in order to help improve the policy and economic conditions for implementing national climate targets. By gaining access to know-how and cooperation on technology, policy advice and investment measures, IKI partners are able to develop and carry out appropriate methods and instruments for adaptation and transformation processes.

Official website of the German Federal Ministry for Environment (BMU) for COP24 (German)
Official UNFCCC website for COP24
Official website of Poland for COP24
Reports from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)