Policy & Regulation

Concrete steps needed at COP24

The pressure is on for nations to make tangible progress on tackling global warming at the climate summit in Poland The pressure is on for nations to make tangible progress on tackling global warming at the climate summit in Poland.
By Peter Stewart 3 December 2018 0 33534
Smoke bellows from the chimney stacks of a power plant in Katowice, the Polish city hosting the COP24 climate summit on 3-14 December. (PA)

“Don’t divide the skin while it’s still on the bear.” The 20,000-plus delegates and negotiators attending the COP24 climate summit in the Polish city of Katowice on 3-14 December – the third such conference to be held since the 2015 Paris agreement – would do well to bear this Polish proverb in mind. 

The Paris agreement, which aims to limit global warming to 1.5C, has been signed by 197 countries and ratified by 184. Significant progress has been made on defining what the agreement means for...