COP24 in Katowice: Silesia Climate Lounge

Joint event series of Silesia, Hauts-de-France and North Rhine-Westphalia

  • Events 08.12. - 12.12.2018
  • Location Katowice, Poland

The next world climate conference, COP24, will take place from 2 to 14 December 2018 in Katowice, Silesia, Poland. The Voivodeship Silesia and the State Governments of Hauts-de-France, and North Rhine-Westphalia have a close relationship for many years and a vivid exchange on both the political and administrative level in the so called "Weimar Triangle". The structural similarities of all three regions are remarkable – they are characterised by a strong coal and steel industry heritage and are today facing structural change, striving for the best way to shape the future for their territories.

On the occasion of COP24 in Katowice, the regions seize the opportunity to join forces for an event series on an important area of their cooperation: climate protection and economic development. Partners for the events are the Wuppertal Institute and the EnergyAgency.NRW.

Programme for three events

  • 08-12-2018: What's at stake at COP 24? From Paris to Katowice – International climate diplomacy explained
    Introduction to international climate diplomacy: Background, stakeholders and negotiations at COP24
  • 10-12-2018: Clean Air – Common Value
    Emission free inner cities, clean air, and how to reduce energy poverty
  • 12-12-2018: Climate action in industry – new perspectives and opportunities
    Speaker: Prof. Dr. Andreas Pinkwart - Minister of Economic Affairs, Innovation, Digitalization and Energy (tbc)

Further information can be found under the links below.


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