The UN climate summits, the COP (Conference of the Parties) are global events which negotiate climate policy. Katowice, Poland hosted the event, Climate #COP24 in 2018.

Key Links
Facebook: UNclimatechange


  • Will the conference and side events have livestreaming and archived video?
  • Will press conferences be streamed online?
  • Are there guidelines or tips for remote viewers?
  • Will participants use wikis or google docs for collaborative notes?
  • How is #COP24 different from #COP23?
  • What would locals like visitors to know about Poland?
  • What is on the agenda for the next climate COP?
  • What is a COP and is there a way to make COPs more meaningful to the public? (also see environmental journalism)

Most of the planet will not be attending this meeting in person, so we would like to use the web – and the social web – to get inside the doors, educate ourselves, find answers to our questions and perhaps collaborate.

Critical events need to do the best job possible when it comes to being public-facing. Yes, we want to have access to livestreaming video – the official proceedings and the in-the-corridors chats that could be streamed via Periscope and FacebookLive.

15-year-old Greta Thunberg spoke for her generation at the COP24 climate talks in Poland – Quartz
Climate change: Five things we’ve learnt from COP24 – BBC
The influence international NGOs wield in Katowice climate change talks – Business Standard
Coal for Christmas at the UN
Global commitment to climate change dies on the floor of a committee – First Dog on the Moon / Guardian
Climate change: COP24 fails to adopt key scientific report
UN climate summit stalls as US backs dispute over science report
Understanding the art of negotiation at COP24@SaleemulHuq

December 8-9 Development and Climate Days

Livestreaming video via IIED’s Facebook account.

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Science and Policy


Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 ºC (2018)

Changing Climate

Global Goals

International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)


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