COP24-UN Framework Convention on Climate Change at Katowice, Poland 2018
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COP24 is the informal name for the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, taking place from Dec. 3-Dec. 14, 2018, at Katowice, Poland.
Representatives from around 200 nations have gathered for the UN climate talks in Poland. The summit comes against a backdrop of dire environmental warnings and a call for action against the threats posed by climate change. Delegates will seek ways of implementing commitments made in the 2015 Paris treaty to limit the rise of global temperatures. The city of Katowice is hosting the most important talks on global warming in years, but Poland itself is still committed to using fossil fuels such as coal, in the video “UN climate change conference 2018 opens in Poland” below:
Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! speaks with Kevin Anderson, professor in climate change leadership at Uppsala University’s Centre for Environment and Development Studies, and 15-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg about the drastic action needed to fight climate change and the impact of President Trump on climate change activism, in the video “Climate Scientist: World’s Richest Must Radically Change Lifestyles to Prevent Global Catastrophe” below:
The Trump administration was promoting fossil fuels at the U.N. climate summit in Katowice, Poland, despite outcry from climate activists and world leaders concerned about the devastating threat of climate change. President Trump’s representative at the climate summit is Wells Griffith, special assistant to the president for international energy and environment. He is a longtime Republican operative who served as deputy chief of staff to Reince Priebus when Priebus was chair of the Republican National Committee.
Protesters disrupted a COP24 press conference after a US representative said there will be no change to the American climate policy, adding fossil fuels and nuclear energy will not be going away any day soon, in the video “Watch: Protest breaks out at COP24 speech announces no change to climate policy” below:
Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! attempted to question Wells Griffith about the Trump administration’s climate policy at the U.N. summit on Tuesday, December 11, 2018, but Griffith refused to answer questions and ran from the camera team of Democracy Now! for about a quarter-mile, retreating to the U.S. delegation office, in the video “Trump’s Energy Adviser Runs Away When Questioned by Democracy Now! at U.N. Climate Talks” below:
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