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Take action to support UN climate change conference

COP24 is happening now

Leaders from around the world are meeting in Poland December 2 – 14 for the United Nations' annual climate change conference, known as COP24 – the 24th Conference of Parties. The conference in the coal mining city of Katowice is expected to work out how governments can report on their efforts to reduce green gas emission and keep global warming well below 1.5 degrees Celsius, as agreed in 2015 in the Paris climate agreement.

Not in Poland?

Watch the livestream of the Catholic faith communities' side event: "How do we get there? The role of agriculture, energy and systemic change to meet the Paris Agreement" on Thursday, December 6. The event is organized by CIDSE, an international alliance of Catholic development agencies working together for global justice. Livestreaming at 

Ways to take action

Watch Energy to Change a new documentary produced by CDSE that celebrates people and communities using energy sustainably. These unsung heroes aren’t waiting for politicians to change our energy system The full documentary will premiere at COP24 on December 7. Watch the 3-minute trailer on Youtube.

Sign the People's Demands for Climate encourage bold action by world leaders at COP24.

Read CIDSE’s new report “The Climate Urgency: Setting Sail for a New Paradigm [report cover image at top of this page]. The 52-page report analyzes the radical and urgent change needed to limit global warming to 1.5°C, looking at the energy and agriculture sectors and society as a whole. Find links to the report and exective summary here