Briefing Pre-COP 2018, October 2018

“What we still lack – even after the Paris Agreement – is the leadership and the ambition to do what is needed”, UN Secretary General António Guterres warned in his key speech on climate change in September and demanded: “The time has come for our leaders to show they care about the people whose fate they hold in their hands.” Therefore, Parties to the UNFCCC must spur the Paris Agreement to action at COP 24 by delivering a strong and fair package that includes four elements: robust implementation guidelines, pre-2020 action, predictable and sustainable climate finance as well as a strong signal to step-up ambition and enhance NDCs by 2020. Climate Action Network provides this briefing outlining its expectations on the package that needs to be delivered at COP 24 to inform ministers and the Polish presidency in view of the Ministerial Pre-COP gathering held from 21 to 24 of October 2018. This Briefing is based on the key issues to be decided at COP 24 and the agenda of the Pre-COP.