#TakeASeat: Here’s what you need to know about COP24's citizen call to Katowice

2018-12-02 06:30 - Selene Brophy
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Three years on from the signing of the Paris Agreement, representatives of over 200 countries will gather in Katowice, Poland, to kick-start the 24th Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP24).

COP24 will take place at the International Congress Centre in Katowice from 3 to 15 December.

The priority of the negotiations is agreement on the “Paris Rulebook” or the implementing guidelines of the Paris Agreement, effectively putting in place the framework of rules and operating procedures that will underpin how the world will reduce carbon emissions over the next 10 years as well as stave off the negative effects of climate change.   

The World Bank Group is expected to announce new climate targets for 2025, including a major boost on adaptation, as well as analytical work on new mobility, transport, the energy sector, and the just transition, focusing on delivering low carbon pathways to development. That's just a inkling of what is expected to come out of Poland over the next two weeks.

In an unprecedented crowd-sourcing campaign, the Unit Nations has called you and I to take a seat at the COP24 table.

In travel, green and sustainable practices  have become crucial. South Africa itself has been feeling the effects of a severe water crisis.

WATCH: Cape Town's cheeky new campaign is a fist-pump to having effectively dealt with its recent water crisis

Now, everyday people who travel the world are being asked to share how they would ask leaders and key stakeholders to do more about the effects of Climate Change.

Get involved by sharing your photos, video clips and comments on the #TakeASeat hashtag on Instagram - before the meeting on 3 December. 

Decisions will be taken that will affect every life on this planet. And for the first time the United Nations has launched the People's Seat.  Use #TakeYourSeat to get involved.

Here are a few hard-hitting posts we've seen - take a  look: