The United Nations agreement, which was signed up to by nearly 200 countries on Saturday after marathon talks, was hailed as "positive for the world" by Michal Kurtyka, a Polish official who chaired the summit in Katowice.
Ultimately, the negotiations tripped on one key issue which will be back on the table at the next United Nations climate change conference, COP25, set to take place in Chile.
The Paris deal will come into force in 2020.
Under the rulebook, the participating countries shall update their voluntary goals of carbon emission reduction by 2020 with the pledges by the countries reviewed at a United Nations climate summit to be held in September 2019.
The private sector overall, showed strong engagement. "All nations can leave Katowice with a sense of pride, knowing that their efforts have paid off".
"It is not easy to find agreement on a deal so specific and technical". It is the basic principle of the convention and the Paris Agreement.
The implementation of the agreement will benefit people from all walks of life, especially the most vulnerable, said the UN Climate Change secretariat.
Comparability and transparency are important, given that the Paris agreement is based on mutual trust and sanctions is not provided for, if countries are to move forward. Greenpeace International's executive director, Jennifer Morgan, also sounded a critical note.
Most nations wanted the findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to form a key part of future planning.
It sets out how countries will provide information about their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) that describe their domestic climate actions.
At these talks, the question of loss and damage only features as a footnote in the text at present, something that has irritated developing countries.
The unity which underpinned the Paris talks has fragmented, and US President Donald Trump intends to pull his country - one of the world's biggest emitters - out of the pact.
The other guidelines include how to conduct the global stock take of the effectiveness of climate action in 2023 and how to assess progress on the development and transfer of technology by the developed nations.
"The approval of the Paris Agreement Work Program is the basis for a transformative process which will require strengthened ambition from the global community", she said, "Science has clearly shown that we need enhanced ambition to defeat climate change". The same will be done at the worldwide level. This is the matter known in specialized circles as "Article 6", regarding the so-called "market mechanisms" which allow countries to meet a part of their domestic mitigation goals.
"One of those key rules - which is the bedrock of carbon markets - is no double counting of emissions reductions".
The two-week-long climate negotiations were scheduled to conclude on Friday with the adoption of the Paris rulebook, but negotiators had been unable to stitch together an agreement despite endless rounds of negotiations and back-room diplomacy.
Speaking at the official opening of the summit on December 3, Polish President Andrzej Duda said his country was "ready to take its share of responsibility for global security", including in terms of climate policy.
"We must make sure that the earth remains inhabitable", Ms Schulze said.