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MR MASAGOS ZULKIFLI, MINISTER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT AND WATER RESOURCES, WILL LEAD THE SINGAPORE DELEGATION AT THE UNITED NATIONS CLIMATE CHANGE CONFERENCE IN KATOWICE, POLAND, 11 – 15 DECEMBER 2018

1.            Mr Masagos Zulkifli, Minister for the Environment and Water Resources, will be in Katowice, Poland, from 11 to 15 December 2018, to attend the High-Level Segment of the 24th Conference of the Parties (COP-24) to the United Nations Framework on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and its associated meetings.[1]

2.            At COP-24, countries are expected to finalise the package of guidelines to operationalise the Paris Agreement, which was adopted in Paris in December 2015. The guidelines will facilitate the implementation of the Paris Agreement in a transparent and clear way, and encourage increased ambition by all Parties over time to meet the agreed long-term temperature goals. Parties will also be engaging in a Talanoa Dialogue, which is an exercise to take stock of collective progress made in relation to the goals of the Paris Agreement.

3.            Minister Masagos Zulkifli will deliver Singapore’s National Statement and attend various High-Level events. Minister Masagos Zulkifli will also hold meetings with other key personalities in attendance. He will be accompanied by officials from agencies in the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Climate Change.



[1] The 14th Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP-14) and the resumed 1st Session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement (CMA 1-3) will also take place alongside COP-24.

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