UN Climate Change Conference opens in Poland

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KATOWICE/Poland/, December 2. /TASS/. Some 30,000 representatives from 200 countries are taking part in the 24th session of the UN Climate Change Conference that opened in Poland’s Katowice on Sunday.

The conference participants are due to discuss issues of implementing the Paris Climate Agreement, which set the goal of preventing a rise in the average temperature on the planet by more than two degrees Celsius compared with the pre-industrial area by 2100.

This year, Poland will chair the conference. The republic plans to draw attention of the participants to three key issues. The first issue is devoted to new technologies and is aimed at showing that modern environmentally friendly solutions could be used to develop cities while avoiding air pollution.

Another important issue is to show that all changes should be implemented taking into account the interests of people through a fair transformation of regions and industrial sectors. The third priority is multifunctional and stable forest management.

The 24th session will last until December 14. The organizers hope to adopt a roadmap and a package of measures on fulfilling the Paris agreement, and also endorse a plan on financing environment protection measures.

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