The Polish presidency has announced its next initiative - the Katowice Ministerial Declaration "Forests for Climate." The meeting was attended by Minister of the Environment Henryk Kowalczyk and Paola Deda, OiC, Forests, Land and Housing Division, UNECE, among others.
Taking bold climate action now, could help save a million lives and a lot of money by the middle of the century, said the World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday, launching a special report as part of the ongoing COP24 climate conference in Katowice, Poland.
As global temperatures continue to rise, climate action is lagging and the window of opportunity is closing. On Sunday, the United Nations will kick off critical negotiations on how to address the problem collectively and urgently, during a two-week climate change conference in Katowice, Poland, known as “COP24”.