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About 30,000 delegates from nearly 200 nations gathered in the most important worldwide initiative aimed at reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and slowing global warming.

The Paris Agreement, reached at COP21 in 2015, will loom large over events at Katowice. It was at COP21 that world leaders committed to making sure global warming stayed "well below" 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. They also agreed to pursue efforts to limit the temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

This is the third time that Poland is hosting a Climate Summit: COP14 was held in Poznan (2008) and COP19 took place in Warsaw (2013).

The COP 24 is scheduled to take place from December 3rd -14th./.

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