At the beginning of December, countries gather once again to make progress in the global fight against climate change. This year’s meeting—the 24th Conference of the Parties (COP24) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)—marks the most important moment since countries celebrated adoption of the Paris Agreement in 2015. At COP24, countries need to come to agreement on the implementing guidelines (or colloquially, the “Paris Rulebook”) necessary to operationalize the landmark 2015 agreement, signal their intention to enhance their national climate plans by 2020, and make progress on questions around finance.
Join the World Resources Institute for a discussion on these three elements of COP24: the rulebook, finance, and ambition. This event will focus on why all three are essential to the successful implementation of the Paris Agreement and why COP24 is such a pivotal moment in the global efforts to address climate change.
This event is open to members of the public.
Todd Stern, Distinguished Fellow, WRI Climate Program; former US special envoy for climate change
Ambassador Thelma Phillip-Browne, Ambassador to the United States from St. Kitts and Nevis
David Wei, Director, Climate, Business for Social Responsibility