The event series will commence with an introduction on the basic principles, background and future outlook of international climate diplomacy. The event is open to the general public and will provide an explanation for interested citizens about what is happening in the conference venue, the key issues being negotiated and the prospects for a successful UN climate conference. Furthermore, speakers will make the connections and highlight some of the implications of the Paris Agreement and the results of COP24 for its hosts: Katowice, Silesia and Poland.
General public. Note that the event will be held in English language. Translation will not be available.
Andrzej Blachowicz (Managing Director of Climate Strategies)
- Introduction to UNFCCC and the Paris Agreement
Mr. Lukas Hermwille, Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy
- What is at stake at COP24 in Katowice?
Mr. Wolfgang Obergassel, Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy
- Making the connections – What does the Paris Agreement and COP24 mean for Poland and Silesia?
Mr. Tobiasz Adamczewski, WWF Poland
- Just Transition: Ambitious Climate Policy as an Opportunity for Silesia?
Mrs. Izabela Zygmunt, Polish Green Network
Question and answer session with speakers
UN accreditation is not required for this event.
City of Katowice´s tent on market square.
Rainer van Loon
Querschnittsthemen Klimaschutz & Energie
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