The latest global climate negotiations just finished. Here’s what happened.

The latest round of global climate negotiations just concluded in the coal city of Katowice, Poland. This was the 24th meeting of the “conference of the parties” (COP) to the 1992 Framework Convention on Climate Change — and the most important meeting since COP 21, the 2015 Paris agreement. 

With the mechanics of the Paris agreement now largely fleshed out, country implementation remains the most important issue. As Nigel Purvis, chief executive of Climate Advisers, noted: “The problem is not the Paris agreement, which is the best climate pact ever negotiated; rather the problem is inadequate political will in capitals around the world.” In the coming months and years, the hard part will be implementation and raising ambition.

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