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CoP24: High-level meeting to decide on global warming

CoP24: High-level meeting to decide on global warming

A high-level meeting of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (CoP24) on global warming will be held in Poland on Monday.

Participants are expected to emphasize urgent action by developed countries to keep global warming below 1.5 degree Celsius to avoid the most adverse impact of climate change.The Bangladeshi delegation is being led by Abdullah Al Mohsin Chowdhury, the secretary at the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.

Team member Dr Ainun Nishat said the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in its report had highlighted what the developed countries should do to minimize the global warming.Her colleague Ziaul Haque said this year’s main focus would be discussing decisions taken in 2015 CoP21 and form some rules, guideline and modernity to implement the Paris agreement.

On December 2, negotiators from around the world met in Poland for talks on climate change, three years after sealing a landmark deal in Paris that set a goal of keeping global warming well below 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit).

Envoys gathered in Katowice, a day earlier than originally planned, for the UN meeting that runs until December 14.The meeting received a boost over the weekend after 19 major economies at the G20 summit affirmed their commitment to the 2015 Paris climate accord. The only holdout was the United States.

source: UNB