COP 24 will take place this year in Katowice, Poland, from 3rd to 14th December 2018. For this occasion we are showing some TV5MONDE special programming focussing on the environment.
COP 24: the programme of the year
Environment Minister Jan Szyszko underlined the reasons for the choice of the city of Katowice: "The entire Upper Silesia and Zagłębie region is a shining example of what can be achieved through sustainable development policy and economic transformation".
The COP includes the Paris Agreement on Climate Change 2015 and the Tokyo Protocol 1997. The ultimate objective of all these treaties is to stabilise greenhouse gas concentrations to prevent a disruption of the climate system and allow ecosystems to adapt naturally.
Thus COP 24 will include:
- The 24th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention (COP 24)
- The 14th Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP14)
- The 3rd part of the 1st session of the Conference of the Parties to the Paris Agreement (CMA1). The aim will be to finalise the rules for implementing the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.
- The 49th session of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) and the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI)
- The 7th part of the first session of the Ad Hoc Working Group of the Paris Agreement (ABS 1-7)
Calendar of significant events:
4th December: Meeting on global climate action;
10th December: Part of the assessment of implementation and ambitions before 2020;
10th December: Third Ministerial Dialogue on Climate Finance under the theme "Translating Climate Finance Needs into Action";
11th December: Political phase of the Talanoa dialogue with ministerial round tables.
Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change said: "2018 will also be an important year for international climate diplomacy, as nations move towards the implementation of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. 2018 should indeed be the year in which governments will take a number of key steps"
On the occasion of COP 24, TV5MONDE is offering some special eco programmes :
Dans le secret des sources
3 episodes on Mondays 4th and 11th December at 22:30pm*
There are some remarkable places on earth where life is closely linked to mysterious freshwater sources. In the Philippines, Florida or Namibia, pioneering geologists and biologists explore these strange worlds and reveal their secrets.
5 episodes on Sundays 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th December and 6th January at 6:30pm*
The fight against desertification is a key challenge in the 21st century. From China's vast deserts to the edge of the Atacama, from the Sahara to the Aral Sea, we discover mankind's difficult fight to halt the loss of fertile land.
And during the Christmas and New Year's Eve period, TV5MONDE is also showing two family programmes to raise awareness of environmental issues for the young and old alike.
Tante Hilda !
Sunday, December 23rd at 9pm*
A tenderly funny ecological tale for the whole family
Aunt Hilda has a plant museum with thousands of species from all over the world, many of which are almost extinct. Meanwhile, a new cereal developed by the food industry appears to be the miracle solution to eradicate hunger in the world. But catastrophe is not far away.
Sunday, December 30th at 9pm*
Discover a fascinating species in the heart of Congo.
After several months living in captivity, a young bonobo is brought to Claudine André in the south of Kinshasa. In a nature reserve she created in 1994 to protect this species of great apes, the little orphan learns to adapt to life with other animals and about the dangers of the jungle.
For more information, visit the COP24 website
*Paris times (GMT+2)