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Meeting of the inter-ministerial COP24 Organisation Team


On the 23th of August, the inter-ministerial COP24 Organisation Team has met once again. The meeting was attended by the Minister’s Plenipotentiary for the Organisation of COP24 Rafał Bochenek, as well as representatives of the state authorities and the local government of the Silesian Voivodeship.

The Team was tasked with coordination of the activities connected with the preparation and carrying out of the 24th session of the UN's largest and most important global climate policy conference.

“The preparations for the conference are moving in the right direction. We are implementing subsequent assumptions and I hope that key decisions that will contribute to the organisational success of Poland, will also be made at this meeting” said Rafał Bochenek, Minister’s Plenipotentiary for the Organisation of COP24.

The issues pertaining to the organisation of the COP24 raised during the meeting included logistics, the safety of the delegates and the provision of transit services. Each of the representatives of the various entities and authorities presented the state of preparations for the conference.

“There are 101 days left before the conference in Katowice. It will be a very busy time, but we are well-prepared for it. After all, we have a great deal of experience in this among the 196 countries – parties to the Convention, since Poland will host the COP for the third time”, said Rafał Bochenek, Minister’s Plenipotentiary for the Organisation of COP24.

The near future will bring the selection of the logistics operator for the organisation of COP24. The contractor will provide logistics and organisation services for the event. The signing of the contract will also make it possible to start the preparation works, which will guarantee that all the facilities and and services will be ready for the COP24.

COP24

The annual Conferences of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change are the key events in the international climate negotiation process, bringing together representatives of all Parties to the Convention (196 countries and the EU) to decide on further actions to protect the climate and on the functioning of the Convention itself. This year's session, hosted by Poland, will be held on 3-14 December 2018 in Katowice.

The COP session is accompanied by a number of scientific, social and commercial events, which provide a forum for the presentation and exchange of ideas, innovations, strategies and solutions for combating global warming.