Chair of the Climate Change Conference gives Isabella Lövin special assignment to lead talks between countries
The UN Climate Change Conference, COP24, is currently under way in Katowice, Poland. Since Monday, the high-level segment of the conference has been under way, with negotiations at minister level. On Wednesday, the Polish chair announced that Minister for International Development Cooperation and Climate Isabella Lövin would be given a special assignment to lead the talks between countries.
As part of her assignment, Ms Lövin will lead talks on how countries are to approach the results of the IPCC’s latest special report on global warming of 1.5 degrees Celsius. The report states that the ambition in global climate efforts must be raised considerably, if we are to meet the Paris Agreement’s goal of keeping global warming below 1.5 degrees. Ms Lövin will also lead talks on how countries are to address the results of the Talanoa Dialogue, in which countries discuss how global climate efforts correspond to the 1.5 degree goal and how the ambition can be raised.
“I am honoured to have been given this assignment by the Polish chair. It will be a challenge to get all of the countries to agree on a common response to the results in the IPCC report and how we, together, can raise the ambition of global climate efforts. The report makes it abundantly clear that what is being done today is far from sufficient,” says Ms Lövin.
The assignment will be shared with Costa Rica’s Minister of Environment and Energy Carlos Manuel Rodríguez.