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Implementing the Paris Agreement - Progress made at COP24 in Katowice, Poland

17 January 2019

The COP 24 international climate change meeting in Katowice took place at the beginning of December 2018. Hailed as a great success by some stakeholders, and decried by others as lacking in ambition, the conference has at least made progress on implementing some areas of the 2015 Paris Agreement.  A key disappointment, however, was the deferral until November 2019 of a decision on creating a new emissions trading framework to take over from the Kyoto Protocol mechanisms which operate until the end of 2020.

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