Honor cli­mate-sup­port pledges, nations urged

China Daily European Weekly - - News Digest -

De­vel­oped coun­tries were called upon to honor their pledges of fi­nan­cial sup­port for de­vel­op­ing coun­tries in tack­ling cli­mate change at the open­ing of the an­nual UN cli­mate change con­fer­ence on Dec 3 in Ka­tow­ice, Poland. The 24th Con­fer­ence of Par­ties to the United Nations Frame­work Con­ven­tion on Cli­mate Change, or COP 24, is tasked with fi­nal­iz­ing the de­tailed im­ple­men­ta­tion guide­lines for the land­mark 2015 Paris cli­mate change agree­ment. “This meet­ing is the most im­por­tant gath­er­ing on cli­mate change since the Paris Agree­ment was signed,” said United Nations Sec­re­tary-Gen­eral Antonio Guter­res at the open­ing cer­e­mony.

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