Swedish delegation cautiously optimistic ahead of climate conference in Poland

Smoke billows from chimney stacks of the heating and power plant in Bedzin, near Katowice, southern Poland. Katowice, in the southern coal mining region, will host global climate summit on Dec. 2-14. (Czarek Sokolowski/AP Photo)
The goals were set in Paris three years ago. Now representatives from all over the world with gather to decide the rules for how they will be carried out.

It is being called ‘the most important climate summit since Paris in 2015’. On Sunday, representatives from all over the world are gathering in Katowice, Poland, with the aim to finalize the rules and regulations that will help them carry out the goals they set in Paris. From the Swedish delegation’s perspective, do those goals go far enough?

Radio Sweden interviewed Johanna Lissinger Peitz, the head of the Swedish delegation to the COP24 and one of three chief negotiatiors for the European Union.

Related stories from around the North:

Canada: Dramatic changes to Yukon glaciers a warning for the planet, researchers say, CBC News

Finland: Finland ninth, Sweden first in EU climate efforts: enviro group, Yle News

Germany: While Arctic melts, sweltering Germany hosts UN climate talks, Deutsche Welle’s Iceblogger

Norway: Arctic ecosystems face irreversible change without fast climate action, UN report says, The Independent Barents Observer

Russia: Monchegorsk, Russia: a mining town with green aspirations, Cryopolitics Blog

Sweden: After the IPCC’s devastating report, what can Sweden do to fight climate change?, Radio Sweden

United States: Permafrost thawing under Arctic lakes warming climate faster than expected, says study, CBC News

Brett Ascarelli, Radio Sweden

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