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What's happening in Poland to fix climate change and why you should pay attention

Banners hang from Spodek Hall, the venue for the United Nations COP24 climate summit, in Katowice, Poland. Foto: Bloomberg photo by Bartek Sadowski

Delegates from nearly 200 countries have assembled this month in Katowice, Poland - the heart of coal country - to try to move the ball forward on battling climate change.

It's now the 24th annual meeting, or "COP" - conference of the parties - under the landmark U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change, which the United States signed under then-President George H.W. Bush in 1992. More significantly, it's the third such meeting since nations adopted the Paris climate agreement in 2015, widely seen at the time as a landmark moment in which, at last, developed and developing countries would share a path toward cutting greenhouse gas emissions...

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