Prime Minister Jüri Ratas will travel to Poland to participate in the United Nations Climate Change Conference

02.12.2018 | 13:00

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Stenbock House, 2 December 2018 – Prime Minister Jüri Ratas will travel to Poland, Katowice, where he will attend the meeting for heads of states within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP24) tomorrow.

The aim of the two-week conference is to agree on the rules for implementing the Paris Agreement. Approximately 30,000 people will attend the convention, including heads of states and representatives of regulatory agencies, local governments, entrepreneurs, and non-governmental organisations.

According to Prime Minister Jüri Ratas, the issue of climate change requires arriving at important decisions in order to leave a clean and habitable environment for future generations. “Countries must cooperate to successfully establish the goals set with the Paris Agreement,” the prime minister said.

At the 2015 Paris Climate Conference COP21, an international agreement was adopted by 195 countries to stop climate warming. The main objective of this agreement is, in the long term, to keep a global temperature rise well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels and thus prevent dangerous climate changes.

The prime minister will return to Estonia tomorrow evening.

Additional information about the conference:

Government Communication Unit