UN Climate Change Conference COP24

The UNFCCC 24th Conference of the Parties and 14th Session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol will be held in Katowice, Poland, on 2-14 December. GWP will be represented and take part in a number of activities.

On 4 December, GWP Central and Eastern Europe in collaboration with Partners will organise a side event with youth as focus: "Youth for Water and Climate - from local actions to policy making“. The event is an interactive session promoting dialogue between youth and policy makers on water and climate change. 

On the same day, GWP Sri Lanka is organising a side event on "Achieving adaptation NDCs through evidence based and multi-stakeholder driven adaptation measures". The event presents Sri Lanka’s initiatives to adapt climate change in key adaptation sectors.

Furthermore, on 4 December,  GWP contributes to a UN-Water event under the topic "The role of water in achieving climate neutrality". This event seeks to emphasize opportunities and challenges related to mitigation and contributing to carbon neutrality via water management. 

Among the other GWP activities is an event that explores different perspectives on the role of water in delivering on the current nationally determined contributions (NDCs). The headline of this event is "Scaling Up Climate Action: Water & the NDCs", and it will take place on Monday 10 December 11.00 a.m. local time in the NDC Partnership Pavilion. 

The Africa Water Investment Programme (AIP) will also be showcased at COP24 in a few different contexts and events, and a GWP press conference will be held - dates & times yet to be confirmed - this article will be updated as soon as dates and more events are confirmed.

Further information about the event can be found on UNFCCC's website, as well as the Polish COP24 website.

Photo credit from the UNFCCC website: Wikipedia - Umkatowice