FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 16, 2018
Contact: Laura Tierney
BCSE Commends Adoption of the Paris Agreement Rulebook,
Urges Increased Ambition and Accelerated Pace of Climate Action
Washington, DC – The 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 24) concluded its work in Katowice, Poland last night, delivering upon their mandate to establish a rulebook for implementation of the Paris Agreement.
BCSE President Lisa Jacobson offered the following statement:
“The BCSE commends governments for achieving the establishment of the rulebook for the Paris Agreement. This outcome at COP 24 reaffirms governments shared commitment to work together to achieve the goals and vision of the Paris Agreement – and to do so in a manner that is clear and predictable to all – including governments, businesses and civil society.
“The delivery of the technical rulebook is an important step forward, but collectively all countries and sub-national actors, including the private sector, must now work to increase the ambition and pace of climate action.”
The findings of the recent IPCC Special Report present the scientific frame for this the urgent call to action and all mitigation pathways presented in the report to avert additional degrees of temperature increase embrace a broad and diverse set of clean energy solutions to rapidly reduce emissions.
The BCSE led a delegation of clean energy private sector executives to the two-week conference, hosting a series of public and private events detailing how existing solutions can deliver emissions reductions and enhance resilience today, to learn more, please visit: www.bcse.org/cop24.