Dec. 4, 2018
UN climate summit called COP 24 has started in the city of Katowice Poland
24th session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention is now open!
The 24th session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention was inaugurated on 3 December. The opening ceremony of the climate summit was attended by the President of the Republic of Poland Andrzej Duda and the UN Secretary-General António Guterres. The event was also attended by the Mayor of Katowice, Marcin Krupa.
The opening ceremony was accompanied by the so-called high-level segment, with speeches from the President of the Republic of Poland Andrzej Duda, President of COP23 Frank Bainimaram, UN Secretary General António Guterres, President of the UN General Assembly María Fernanda Espinosa, Polish Minister of the Environment Henryk Kowalczyk, President of COP24 Michał Kurtyka and Mayor of Katowice Marcin Krupa.
This year's slogan of the climate summit is “Changing together”, while the motto of Katowice, as the host city, is “Black to Green”, which refers to the transformation of this industrial city into the capital of a modern metropolis, which not only focuses on innovative business, sports and culture, but can also boast numerous green areas – forests and parks. COP24 will last until 14 Decembe