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“Katowice rulebook” to bring climate pact to life

The participants of the COP24 Katowice climate summit have reached a consensus and approved the final document of the conference. “The conference in Katowice ends in great Success!,” said Polish President Andrzej Duda.

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The document, the so called “Katowice rulebook” is meant to be a road map in realizing the Paris Climate Agreement of 2015. 

Negotiators in Poland have finally secured agreement on a range of measures that will make the climate pact operational in 2020. Last-minute rows over carbon markets threatened to derail the two-week summit – and delayed it by a day.

The “Katowice rulebook” was introduced at the COP plenary session on Saturday night. None of the COP24 participants voted against the document and Michał Kurtyka, the president of the conference, declared the document approved.  

“The COP 24 Katowice climate conference ends in great SUCCESS! We reached an agreement and the “Katowice rule book” has been APPROVED. Congratulations to minister Michał Kurtyka, the COP24 President and minister Rafał Bochenek responsible for organizing the event. Well done!” wrote President Andrzej Duda on Twitter.

Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki also commented on the success, voicing his approval: “We have managed to reach an agreement during the COP24 Katowice Climate Summit. The “Katowice rule book” has therefore been approved of by the members of the UN. Many thanks and congratulations to minister Michał Kurtyka who was president over the conference.”

The 2015 Paris Climate Agreement was the first global climate agreement in history. The countries who signed it have vowed to take action to stop global warming at 2 or even 1.5 degrees Celsius above temperatures from prior to the Industrial Revolution.