Dossier: United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP24) Katowice, Poland – 2 to 14 December 2018

Dossier: United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP24) - Katowice, Poland – 2 to 14 December 2018

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The 24th Conference of the Parties (COP24) of UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is taking place from 2 to 14 December 2018 in Katowice, Poland. Delegates from the Heinrich Böll Foundation Offices worldwide and their partners are represented in the COP 24. The Heinrich Böll Foundation, Beirut office – Middle East is supporting journalists from the region to travel and report on the conference from Katowice.

The following web-dossier includes publications, written and audio-visual media coverage of the Katowice Climate Change Conference from the Heinrich Böll Foundation delegates and journalists in English, French and Arabic.

Coverage in English

Radical Realism for Climate Justice

This publication is a civil society response to the challenge of limiting global warming to 1.5°C while also paving the way for climate justice. It brings together the knowledge and experience of a range of international groups, networks and organisations the Heinrich Böll Foundation has worked with over the past years.

What's at stake for COP 24?

Briefing

This short briefing paper gives an overview of the state of negotiations and key issues at stake for COP 24. It puts the UN climate talks into a broader context of climate diplomacy and climate science and summarizes the state of play with regard to some specific issues that are of major interest and concern to the Heinrich Böll Foundation and its partners.

Coverage in French

Individual Initiatives Against Global Warming

12 December 2018 by Suzanne Baaklini – L’Orient Le Jour

In her article, Suzanne Baaklini presents initiatives by individuals that changed the lives of thousands of people.

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Read it in French on lorientlejour.com

The “Yellow Vests” invited themselves to the Katowice Climate Summit

11 December 2018 by Suzanne Baaklini – L’Orient Le Jour

In her article, Suzanne Baaklini focuses on how the recent crisis in France is covered in Katowice and taken as an opportunity to talk about "just ecological transition", which would not absolve anyone.

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Final race to stop the divisions at the COP24

15 December 2018 by Suzanne Baaklini – L’Orient Le Jour

The article discusses how the 24th UN Climate Conference (COP24) was engaged in its last days in an intense ‘finish’, hoping for an ambitious agreement for the implementation of the Paris Agreement despite.

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NGOs launch the Arab Platform for Climate Action

14 December 2018 by Suzanne Baaklini – L’Orient Le Jour

This article discusses the Arab Climate Act Program that was launched by NGOs in the COP24 and its objectives.

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A unanimous scream at COP24: "We're out of time! "

10 December 2018 by Suzanne Baaklini – L’Orient Le Jour

Suzanne Baaklini follows hundreds of activists in their parade during the traditional climatic march. In all minds and slogans, the words "We have no time!”.

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Climate : At Katowice, a minimal deal ripped off at the last minute

17 December 2018 by Suzanne Baaklini – L’Orient Le Jour

In her article, Suzanne Baaklini presents the last minute deal that was agreed upon in Katowice.

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The Road Map of the Paris Agreement continues to Divide

14 December 2018 by Suzanne Baaklini – L’Orient Le Jour

In this article, the Lebanese journalist confirms that while several points remain litigious, the time for political compromises has come.

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Coverage in Arabic

‘Mahawer’ or Talks with Habib Maalouf: Reasons for failing to combat the threats of climate change from Kyoto to Paris.

Published at France 24 Arabic on 03-12-2018

Poland’s Climate Summit… disasters, drop in oil prices and protests

7 December 2018 by Habib Maalouf – Al Akhbar Newspaper

In this article, Habib Maalouf presents the main points discussed in the COP24 summit despite the disasters happening in the world, the drop in oil prices and the protests.

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Read in in Arabic on al-akhbar.com

28 November 2018 by Habib Maalouf – Al-Akhbar Newspaper

The Paris Climate Agreement: The Lebanese Ratification is not a Luxury: In his article, Lebanese journalist Habib Maalouf presents the reasons for which Lebanon, out of 13 countries in the world, has not yet ratified the Paris Climate Agreement.

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27 November 2018 by Habib Maalouf – Al-Akhbar Newspaper

The Fate of the Climate Depends on the Fate of the Protests in France: In this article, Lebanese journalist Habib Maalouf discusses the importance of monitoring what will happen in France in order to know the fate of the planet.

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