Press release | Climate change policy;Energy efficiency, market and technology;
The COP24 climate talks reached its main objective: to agree on a common set of rules to put the Paris Agreement into practice in 2020. Yet, as the IPCC 1.5°C report certifies, much higher climate ambition is needed to reverse alarming global warming trends. In Katowice, the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) joined forces with world networks of local governments to request a formal role for cities and regions in the Paris Agreement. The adopted rulebook opens the door to reinforced multi-level climate action and stronger cooperation between national and local and regional authorities. It invites national governments to consider the inputs of Talanoa Dialogues, amongst which is the CoR's call to include local and regional authorities in the definition of national climate strategies and action plans. Please click here for a summary of the activities and statements of the CoR members @ COP24.