Delegates from almost 200 countries now have two weeks of negotiations to finalise how those goals work in practice, even as science suggests the pace of climate change is rapidly outstripping mankind´s response.
The 2016 Paris climate talks (COP21) saw nearly 200 nations commit to a variety of national goals created to keep global temperatures "well below" 2°C above pre-industrial levels and try to limit to them to 1.5°C.
It marks the deadline for the 197 parties that signed the Convention to adopt guidelines for the implementation of the historic 2015 Paris Agreement, according to UN News.
"Even as we witness devastating climate impacts causing havoc across the world, we are still not doing enough, nor moving fast enough, to prevent irreversible and catastrophic climate disruption", Mr Guterres said.
German officials had hoped to present a blueprint for the country's exit from coal at the December 2-14 meeting, but an expert committee postponed issuing its recommendations until next year.
And the dust is still settling from US President Donald Trump's decision to ditch the Paris accord. "The Australian Government's addiction to coal may result in diplomatic and trade implications if Australia refuses to do our fair share to limit global warming". In November, the most comprehensive federal climate assessment to date called climate change 'an immediate threat, not a far-off possibility, ' and detailed how every part of the country will be increasingly harmed as the Earth gets warmer.
While the aim of the agreement is to keep global average temperatures to less than a 2°C riseby the end of the century, the latest research indicates that threshold could be hit by 2030 and surpassed soon after without dramatic changes.
And Gebru Jember Endalew, chair of the Least Developed Nations group of negotiators at the COP24, said "international cooperation is the only way to address the global threat of climate change".
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"The United Nations secretary-general is counting on us, all of us to deliver", he added. The impacts of a new climate are already shaping our lives, and the footprint is so clear that leaders from around the world gathered in Katowice should have enough momentum from this movement to push forward all agreed actions to start slowing down the accelerated human impact on climate.
The US has previously pledged to cut its greenhouse gas emissions 26 to 28 percent below 2005 levels by 2025, and to provide billions in aid for poorer countries by 2020.
During the two weeks of the COP, several events will showcase how geothermal energy contributes to climate change mitigation, and how it can contribute further. Climate change is already affecting communities around the world, and a slew of scientific and policy warnings have come out in the months leading up to this meeting.
The remark was directed at host Poland, which relies on coal for 80 per cent of its energy.
"Katowice may show us if there will be any domino effect" following the United States withdrawal, said Laurence Tubiana, CEO of the European Climate Foundation and a main architect of the Paris deal.
"This is the challenge on which this generation's leaders will be judged", he said.
Trump is a promoter of fossil fuels and nuclear power and has proposed renegotiating the Paris Accord - an idea many dismiss as impractical.