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Leave no one behind: Walker Institute welcomes the Katowice Climate Package and calls for equitable collaboration

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

The Walker Institute welcomes the announcement by UNFCCC of the adoption of the Katowice Climate Package by COP24 negotiating parties. This robust set of guidelines, promote international cooperation and provide the basis for implementing the landmark 2015 Paris Climate Change Agreement as of 2020.

 

Professor Ros Cornforth, Director of the Walker institute, said: “We are immensely grateful for the hard work of the negotiating parties at COP24 for agreement of the Katowice Climate Package. This was no mean feat in view of the current geopolitics across the world. Despite this progress, much has been left unresolved and we must not be complacent. For example pushing to extend and maintain national monitoring networks globally are vital for on-going measurement of the impacts of climate change on peoples livelihoods, and yet no consensus could be reached by all countries on this huge issue. Today, and every day going forwards is the time for action, for every one and every life. We are not powerless as individuals: every single action we take on a daily basis in the developed world impacts on those already struggling to cope in the developing world. Recognising this, we must work together in equitable partnerships as one global community so that no one is left behind.”

For more information about the Katowice Climate Package please see:

https://unfccc.int/news/new-era-of-global-climate-action-to-begin-under-paris-climate-change-agreement-0