COP 24: Katowice, Poland

COP24 is the informal name for the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

The UNFCCC is a “Rio Convention”, one of three adopted at the “Rio Earth Summit” in 1992. The UNFCCC entered into force on 21 March 1994. Today, it has near-universal membership. The countries that have ratified the Convention are called Parties to the Convention. Preventing “dangerous” human interference with the climate system is the ultimate aim of the UNFCCC.




This year COP24 will meet in Katowice, Poland. The conference will expand on the policies of the Paris Climate Accord, along with showcasing Poland’s initiatives for resolving climate change. COP24 will center on three key messages:

  1. Technology: development of climate-friendly modern solutions
  2. Man: solidarity and sustainable transitions of industrial regions
  3. Nature: support ecosystems and natural forests to facilitate a carbon neutral world

The University of Michigan Climate Delegation to COP24 will serve as a direct channel for engaging with the conversations and negotiations which happen there. Our delegates will use their experience at COP24 to foster the mission of Climate Blue: Expanding Climate Change Outreach, Education, and Advocacy at U of M and Beyond. Stay tuned to the Climate Blue website and social media for all the developments and insights from the University of Michigan Delegation

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