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COP 24 Katowice, Poland

18 December 2018
Through December 2 to 14, 2018, the COP 24 was held at the International Conference Center in Katowice. Over 20,000 delegates from 196 countries took part in it.Negotiators in Poland have finally secured agreement on a range of measures that will make the Paris climate pact operational in 2020.Last-minute rows over carbon markets threatened to derail the two-week summit - and delayed it by a day.Delegates believe the new rules will ensure that countries keep their promises to cut carbon. Delegates to the UN climate conference in Katowice, Poland have reached agreement on how to implement the 2015 Paris Climate Accord, which comes into force in 2020. Acceptance of the so-called Katowice rulebook means that we have the first international agreement that obliges all parties to perform specific actions. The document counts several hundred pages and there is no doubt that it is historical. Turkey and Brazil did not want to agree to sign it for the longest time. Brazil had been pushing for a weaker set of rules on carbon markets, despite strong opposition from many other countries. Developing countries believed that countries that have already developed should pay for transforming economies. India at the last plenary session said they did not agree to all the records but did not want to block the deal. In the end, a common position was worked out.The Katowice agreement aims to deliver the Paris goals of limiting global temperature rises to well below 2C. UN documents  

The 33rd annual CEI Conference

01 November 2018
We are excited to announce the 33rd annual CEI Conference will be hosted by the TED Istanbul College Foundation Private High School and the Turkey Branch of CEI in Istanbul, Turkey, June 30 through July 6, 2019. As soon as conference hosts have a website, we will post that link, as well as other pertinent information. At the same time, we would like to inform you that an online application form has been opened for qualified for "Alumni" of this and optionally subsequent CEI conferences. The form is available here.

GEEP Call to Action

19 October 2018
The Global Environmental Education Partnership has created a pledge for reinvigorating Environmental Education world-wide in light of urgent sustainability challenges. In the pledge the global environmental education community is asked to work toward three visionary goals. Hundreds of educators around the world have vetted these actions and helped outline key areas of focus for the field.Details here.

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