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11-12 November 2013

2013 is the year in which the Eastern European Group takes turn in hosting the Conference of Parties. COP 19/CMP 9 will be held in Warsaw, Poland from 11-22 November 2013. H.E. Marcin Korolec, the Minister of Environment of Poland will assume the Presidency of the UNFCCC process on the first day of COP 19 and will hold it throughout 2014 until the first day of COP 20.

The incoming Polish Presidency is committed to strengthening the multilateral global climate process in accordance with the principles of transparency, inclusiveness and full participation of all Parties, respecting legal procedures and acknowledging variety of interests and opinions represented by the Parties to the Convention.

The government of Poland is committed to organizing a conference that is aiming at:

  • Effective implementation of the previous COP decisions. 
  • Building up confidence in the process - giving Parties and other stakeholders a sense that negotiations are delivering and moving in the right direction with all on board. 
  • Making progress on the way to the new global agreement in 2015 - working in close cooperation with the upcoming COP Presidencies in a concerted and staged effort to lay foundations, built up momentum and conclude the work on the global agreement in 2015. Global solutions will only be effective if stemming from the process supported and legitimized by all States and only when all Parties, in solidarity, implement actions leading to solving the climate problem.