Media advisories and press releases at COP24

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Event / Release Date Organization Title
3-14 Dec UNFCCC #ActOnTheGap - Check Out Gender-related Events at COP24
4-13 Dec UNFCCC Global Climate Action - Full Programme at COP24
15 Dec GreenFacts

A Plan B to save the Paris Agreement … and the climate

14 Dec 350.org

Polish School Children Join Call For Global Climate Strike at UN Climate Talks in Katowice

14 Dec Federation of Young European Greens

Greens and Young Greens at COP24: Austrian EU Presidency Has Failed On All Fronts

14 Dec Friends of Earth International
14 Dec Saving Our Planet Youth Demand Seats at COP25
14 Dec Global Greens Parliamentarian Association Global Greens call for meaningful climate action
7-14 Dec Art of Change 21 Art and Upcycling at the heart of the COP24 Climate Conference with Art of Change 21 and the Schneider Electric Foundation
3-14 Dec COP24 Polish Presidency Polish Pavilion Events at COP24
3-14 Dec Delegation of Brazil at COP24 Brazil Pavilion Espaço Brasil Program at COP24
13 Dec Nuclear Information and Resource Service Nuclear Power Violates Climate Justice, Human Rights
13 Dec Global Climate and Health Alliance COP24 Must Put Health First in Climate Negotiations
13 Dec

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Climate

Saudi Arabia Endorses World Bank’s “Zero Routine Flaring by 2030” initiative

13 Dec Marshall Islands Press Statement Release
13 Dec Climate and Clean Air Coalition Climate and Clean Air Coalition leaders launch Action Programme to address the 1.5°C Challenge
13 Dec Go Fossil Free

1000th Divestment Commitments and Counting

13 Dec Green Generation Youth Call for Climate Action Now!
13 Dec Sintef and The European Energy Research Alliance (EERA) Scientists call for pan-European research and innovation agenda
13 Dec

International Network for Bamboo and Rattan (INBAR)

China, UNFCCC, UNOSSC urge bamboo as a “forgotten solution” in COP negotiations
13 Dec Human Society International

Side-event: The Mitigation Potential of Plant-Based Diets: from Science to Policy

13 Dec IPCC Partnering with the IPCC - Media Workshop
13 Dec Philippines Climate Change Commission
10-13 Dec National Business Initiative South African Pavilion’s event information for COP24
12 Dec The Climate Registry and Climate Action Rerserve
12 Dec Ministerio de Vivienda, Ordenamiento Territorial y Medio Ambiente Declaration of Uruguay in high-level segment
12 Dec Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat
12 Dec UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Event: Promoting rights-based climate action for people and planet

12 Dec Adaptation Fund Adaptation Fund Breaks Single-Year Resource Mobilization Record With Nearly US$ 129 Million in New Pledges Received
12 Dec European Parliament Gender and climate change toolkit
12 Dec League of Women Voters of the United States The U.S. League of Women Voters Urges Trump Administration to Acknowledge the Impact of Climate Change
12 Dec Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF/IFDD) Déclaration ministérielle francophone de Katowice sur la lutte contre les changements climatiques
12 Dec

Sauvons Le Climat – Save The Climate

Nine countries selected by Save the Climate to receive “Climate Champion Award”

12 Dec International Development Finance Club (IDFC) US$ 200 billion Climate Investments : Launching of the 2018 IDFC Green Finance Mapping Full Report
12 Dec ACT Alliance

ACT calls for scaled up ambition and support on climate finance

12 Dec Rocky Mountain Institute
12 Dec German Development Institute

Pursuing 1.5 Degrees: Opening Up New Opportunities for the Economy & Development Implementing the SDGs

12 Dec International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) Press Release: Fiji launches first-ever National Adaptation Plan during UN Climate Conference
12 Dec International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
12 Dec

Nuclear Information and Resource Service

Nuclear Power Violates Climate Justice, Human Rights
12 Dec UN Environment

Champion cyclist Michael Strasser spotlights climate change adaptation in key mountain ranges

12 Dec Shumei International, Biovision, IFOAM, Regeneration International
11 Dec Comité 21 COP24, charnière ou fracture? 
11 Dec Green Climate Fund

GCF and WMO agree to strengthen science in climate response

11 Dec Philippines Climate Change Commission

PH Highlights PSF for Adaptation Action at the UN Climate Conference

11 Dec Counter Balance, Friends of the Earth Europe, CEE Bankwatch Network Failing better or climate success? Briefing on the European Investment Bank & support to fossil fuels
11 Dec Global CCS Institute CCS vital lifeline to beat climate change “because our lives depend on it” (Launch of the Global Status of CCS 2018 Report)
11 Dec European Commission
11 Dec Scottish Government Transitioning to Carbon Neutrality
11 Dec Energy and Climate Intelligence Unite

Climate attribution studies highlight link to extreme weather events

11 Dec Delegation of Brazil at COP24 New Data Shows Brazil in 2018 Already Meeting its Pre-2020 Emissions Reduction Commitment Through Reductions in the Forestry Sector Alone
11 Dec Women and Gender Constituency Announcing the Gender Just Climate Solutions Award Winners
11 Dec Philippines Climate Change Commission PH Welcomes New UN Report Citing the Country’s Efforts on Climate Adaptation
11 Dec PANOS Caribbean Climate Change is a Gender Issue
11 Dec International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) New network brings together countries to reform fossil fuel subsidies and tackle climate change during UN climate conference
11 Dec Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research Planetary Boundaries and Global Commons - Managing Risks and Solutions
11 Dec European Parliament
11 Dec European Economic and Social Committee
11 Dec Munich Climate Insurance Initiative Press Briefing on Climate Resilience: Economic and Financial Protection for Vulnerable Countries
11 Dec Energy and Climate Intelligence Unite

Weather extremes: Climate attribution since the Paris summit

11 Dec UN Environment

The Emissions Gap Report: key findings on process and progress

11 Dec ACWA Power

ACWA Power and ECOHZ collaborate to empower local communities and announce the first major utility transaction of W+

11 Dec RCPNetwork Partage Interbassins des Eaux (Bassin du Congo vers bassin du Lac Tchad) : Risques et Avantages
10-11 Dec Global Water Partnership Organisation The Untold Story of Water in Climate Change
6-11 Dec French Water Partnership FWP Events at COP24
11 Dec European Commission
10 Dec

International Indigenous Peoples’ Forum on Climate Change (IIPFCC)

10 Dec

Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport

Transport Day 2018: Transport community responds to Paris Agreement call to action and puts decarbonised mobility at heart of tackling climate change

10 Dec 350.org

Repression of Environmental Defenders is a Global Trend

10 Dec South Africa Delegation to COP24
10 Dec South Africa Delegation to COP24
10 Dec

Intra-ACP GCCA+ Programme

Media Advisory: ACP countries need support to implement NDCs, say ACP Group, Benin, Ivory Coast, and UNCDF’s LoCAL Programme

10 Dec International Finance Corporation

UK-IFC Partnership Aims to Mobilize $2 Billion in Financing for Green Construction

10 Dec Korea Green Fund Dusted Black Santa did one-man protest at COP24s of the Poland Climate Change Convention
10 Dec Women and Gender Constituency Press kit: Gender Just Climate Solutions Award
10 Dec Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research Press Conference: Safeguarding Our Climate, Advancing Our Society: The Katowice Memorandum
10 Dec UN Development Programme
10 Dec EUROCLIMA+ COP24: un momento clave para América Latina
10 Dec KT-Energy LLC
10 Dec

Philippines Climate Change Commission

10 Dec Environment and Climate Change Canada
10 Dec The World Bank

World Sees Huge Uptake in Sustainable Energy Policies in Past Decade

10 Dec ACT Alliance Transformation will remain an illusion if parties don't step up their work to deliver the Paris Rulebook
10 Dec International Organization for Standarization
10 Dec World Business Council for Sustainable Development
10 Dec

International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

Enabling change through energy transition
10 Dec Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF/IFDD) La Francophonie mobilisée à la COP24 sur le climat à Katowice veut contribuer à l’adoption de lignes directrices pour accélérer la mise en oeuvre de l’Accord de Paris
10 Dec TERRE Policy Centre Smart Campus Cloud Network: Launch of Campus Guidelines for starting Climate Action Where It Matters
10 Dec Biofuture Platform

New biofuture report launch & special event – monday 10 dec

10 Dec

UN Global Compact

Press Conference: Private sector climate ambition in action

10 Dec Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) Copernicus Services to be represented at COP24
9-10 Dec World Energy Council
8 Dec Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña Fairness and ambition in the Paris Rulebook - Press Release

8 Dec

Network of Regional Governments for Sustainable Development - nrg4SD

Press Release for the launch

8 Dec

Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport

Transport and Climate Change Global Status Report (TCC-GSR): Tracking Transport Emissions Trends, Raising Transport Policy Ambition

6-8 Dec Rio Conventions Pavilion Programme Overview of events at COP24
8 Dec IPCC Partnering with the IPCC - Media Workshop
8 Dec EUROCLIMA+ Two events about NDCs and Climate Action in Latin America
8 Dec

Climate Chance Association

7 Dec Green Climate Fund

Agreement set to increase India's rooftop solar reach

7 Dec Peace Boat Peace Boat launches the 3rd edition of the Ocean and Climate Youth Ambassadors Programme at COP24
7 Dec TERRE Policy Centre TERRE Policy Centre - Smart Campus Cloud Network: Launch of Campus Guidelines for starting Climate Action Where It Matters
7 Dec Nuclear Information and Resource Service   No Nuclear Road to Paris
7 Dec CARE Canada
7 Dec New Zealand Youth Delegation  Press conference: Indigenous youth emphasize importance of indigenous solutions & increased ambition
7 Dec Saving Our Planet

N0CO2.org: remove your CO2 and fix the climate today!

7 Dec

Georgetown Climate Center, Univ. Calfornia-Davis, IQ Carbone

Side event on Transportation & Subnational Cooperation in North America

7 Dec The Business Council for Sustainable Energy Press Conference: Powering Action – Clean Energy Solutions for COP 24
7 Dec World Business Council for Sustainable Development
7 Dec PANOS Caribbean Videos and images "1.5 to Stay Alive"
7 Dec UN Environment, International Energy Agency Buildings and construction sector – Huge untapped
potential for emission reductions
7 Dec Climate Law and Governance Initiative (CLGI) High-level academic events to address new trends in Climate Law and Governance
6 Dec

Green Climate Fund

GCF funding agreement with Namibia first under new simplified approach
6 Dec UNFCCC COP24 Capacity Building Hub Officially Opened
6 Dec UNFCCC COP24 Addresses Climate Change Migration Ahead Of UN Migration Pact Meeting In Marrakech
6 Dec UNFCCC UNFCCC to Present Progress and Gaps on Pre2020 Targets at COP24
6 Dec Foundation for the Rights of Future Generations Let us be part of the part(y)ies! - Young people demand more youth participation at COPs
6 Dec World Information Service on Energy (WISE) Carbonkiller goes international
6 Dec UN Environment Media invite: Launch of the 2018 Global Status Report - Towards a Zero-Emission, Efficient and Resilient Buildings
6 Dec WaterAid Every day, an additional 110,000 people are forced into water scarcity: WaterAid
6 Dec UN Environment

Growing gap between ambition and action as the world prepares for a future with increasing climate risks

6 Dec ShiftSEA event at Climate Hub Shifting Financial Flows from Fossil Fuels to Low Carbon Development in Southeast Asia (ShiftSEA)
6 Dec

Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)

CIFOR Launches New Book, “Transforming REDD” at COP24 with Press Conference and Side Event Thursday, Dec. 6 2018

6 Dec The Rockies Institute

The Rockies Institute is presenting its Village of Hope at UN Climate Change Conference Dec. 6th.

6 Dec Unfriend Coal, Rainforest Action Network Insuring Coal No More press briefing at COP24
6 Dec Project Development Forum PD Forum side event on 6th of December
6 Dec SVOC

Financing Climate Smart Agriculture for Food Security

5 Dec World Health Organization (WHO)

Health benefits far outweigh the costs of meeting climate change goals

French

5 Dec UNFCCC Panel Speaks for Continued Usefulness of Clean Development Mechanism
5 Dec Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy 

Four Minnesota business leaders attending international climate negotiations

5 Dec ITUC

Unions support Solidarity and Just Transition Silesia Declaration

5 Dec

Environmental Defense Fund and International Emissions Trading Association

Media Advisory: Environmental and Corporate Groups to Urge Countries to Adopt Rules on Sound Carbon Accounting Under Paris Agreement
5 Dec Youth Climate Report New data delivery system present 350 videos on climate research
5 Dec World Food Programme

WFP’s Chief of Climate and Disaster Risk Reduction Programmes, Gernot Laganda, at COP24 to discuss climate change, food security and the growing number of hungry people

5 Dec

Global Climate and Health Alliance

COP24 Climate and Health Summit To Address Greatest Threat of 21st Century

5 Dec IPAM

COP24 Media Advisory: Brazil, a second Paris drop-off?

5 Dec Citizen’s Climate Lobby Respond to French fuel tax backlash by giving revenue back to people, CCL says
5 Dec Civil Society Equity Review After Paris: countries are not paying their fair share
4 Dec Scottish Government Funding for global climate action
4 Dec Scottish Government
4 Dec ICLEI—Local Governments for Sustainability ICLEI´s Curtain Raiser for COP24
4 Dec UNFCCC Biennial Assessment Confirms Growth in Climate Finance
4 Dec UNFCCC UNFCCC Technology Mechanism’s Climate Technology Centre Delivering As It Turns 5
4 Dec Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego

UC San Diego Scientists Bringing New Science on Geoengineering, Atmospheric Rivers, Plummeting Oxygen in the Oceans to COP24

4 Dec Solar Impulse Foundation

The opportunity cost of an opportunity lost, an Open Letter by Bertrand Piccard to COP24 Negotiators

4 Dec UNFCCC

COP24 Global Climate Action Opening Unleashes New Finance Pledges

4 Dec Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety of Germany
4 Dec

Women and Gender Constituency

Feminist Demands at COP24
4 Dec WaterAid WaterAid at COP24
4 Dec World Nuclear Association
4 Dec Climate Technology Centre & Network (CTCN) Technology Mechanism’s CTCN marks first 5 years
4 Dec UNESCO
4 Dec International Centre for Research in Agroforestry (World Agroforestry) Government of Sri Lanka and World Agroforestry to Strengthen Agroforestry Systems and Resilience in Food Security
4 Dec Munich Climate Insurance Initiative and Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities Finance to Survive & Thrive: December 5 side event with the Vulnerable 20 (V20) Group of Finance Ministers
4 Dec Climate Law and Governance Institute Climate Law and Governance Initiative Official Side Event 2018
4 Dec Climate Law and Governance Institute

Climate Law and Governance Specialization. Course 2018

4 Dec Climate Law and Governance Institute Climate Law and Governance Day 2018
4 Dec World Farmers' Organization The “Farmers Driven Climate Change Agenda” about to be launched at the UNFCCC COP24
4 Dec The World Bank Group

Leveraging Electric Mobility for Development and Climate

4 Dec

UUSC, NPO Tuvalu Overviews, and Refugee International

Flyer on the Side Event
4 Dec C40 Cities New Research Gives Cities Plans to Tackle GHG Emissions & Air Pollution Simultaneously
4 Dec Business Europe Climate negotiations COP24: The time for global action is now
4 Dec Business Europe Business Europe expectations from COP24
4 Dec International Union of Architects President's Statement - Architects’ Call to Action
4 Dec

International Chamber of Commerce.

COP24: 4 business priorities for a pivotal climate summit
4 Dec ACT Alliance COP 24 Media Advisory: Sick earth calling for climate action
4 Dec Council of Energy, Environment and Water

Side Event | Paris Agreement Rule Book: Actors, Actions and Capacity Building for Enhanced Transparency

4 Dec Climate Change Commission of the Republic of the Philippines 2018 POLAND CLIMATE TALKS Philippines banners climate justice in Katowice
4 Dec Center for Biological Diversity COP24 Panel: Movement to Phase Out Fossil Fuels Is Growing
4 Dec Conservation International Conservation International Joins Global Climate Leaders at UN Climate Change Negotiations 2018
4 Dec Business Council for Sustainable Energy

Industry Delegation to Promote American Clean Energy Solutions at U.N. Climate Change Conference

4 Dec United Nations University – Institute for Environment and Human Security Press Conference on Climate Change, Migration and International Justice
4 Dec Munich Climate Insurance Initiative Press Conference on Climate Resilience: Economic and Financial Protection for Vulnerable Countries
3 Dec UNFCCC COP24 President: Without Success in Katowice There is no Success of Paris
3 Dec UNFCCC UN Chief: Our Job in Katowice is to Finalize the Paris Agreement Work Programme
3 Dec UNFCCC
3 Dec CGIAR

COP24 Media Advisory | Agriculture Advantage 2.0: Transforming Food Systems Under a Changing Climate

3 Dec

Environmental Affairs Republic of South Africa

Minister Nomvula Mokonyane announces SA’s participation at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Katowice, Poland

3 Dec CEEW

Living up to the Deal: Expectations from COP24

3 Dec Gold Standard

New guidance unveiled to spur climate-positive action in corporate value chains

3 Dec European Economic and Social Committee EESC side events
3 Dec European Economic and Social Committee EESC and COP24
3 Dec World Business Council for Sustainable Development Further, faster: business call for increased ambition, clear rules and strong enablers at COP24
3 Dec Friends of Earth International COP24: Time is running out. We must build an alternative energy future for the people
3 Dec CIDSE At COP24 governments must face the reality of climate change and commit
3 Dec Gold Standard Gold Standard launches social enterprise SustainCERT to mainstream climate and SDG impact certification
3 Dec The World Bank Group World Bank Group Announces $200 billion over Five Years for Climate Action
3 Dec Alliance of Mother Nature's Guardians Urgent action to save the forests and their peoples
2 Dec ICLEI—Local Governments for Sustainability Cities and Regions Talanoa Dialogues: Leveraging Subnational Action to Raise Climate Ambition
2 Dec ICLEI—Local Governments for Sustainability Multilevel Climate Action: The Path to 1.5 Degrees
2 Dec The African Development Bank Africa Day to open COP24
2 Dec UNFCCC

Rapid Action Urged as Key UN Climate Change Conference Opens

French, Spanish

2 Dec Climate Justice Info Service COP24 Media Background Note
2 Dec The African Development Bank Schedule of side events at the African Development Bank Pavilion (Area H)
30 Nov ACT Alliance, Lutheran World Federation (LWF), World Council of Churches (WCC) COP24: Global church bodies urge transformative action to protect the most vulnerable
30 Nov IPCC The IPCC at COP24
29 Nov ICLEI—Local Governments for Sustainability Mayors of Katowice and Bonn: Our call for deep transformation and greater ambition at COP24
28 Nov International CCS knowledge Centre Cost of Capturing CO2 Drops 67% for Next Carbon Capture Plant