Saturday, November 19, 2016

COP22 in Marakech pledged to move ahead with implementation of Paris Agreement


In the Marrakech Action Proclamation Parties to UNFCCC confirmed heir “commitment” to the “full implementation” of the Paris Agreement and called for “the highest political commitment to combat climate change” and “strong solidarity with those countries most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change”. In the Proclamation, developed countries reaffirmed their $100 billion mobilization goal per year by 2020 to support climate action by developing countries.
All countries also called on all non-state actors to join them “for immediate and ambitious action and mobilization, building on their important achievements.”
The Conference also has launched the Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action Agenda to further scale up cooperative efforts in which businesses, sub-national and local governments and civil society team up with national governments to promote low-emission and resilient development.
At previous COP 21, 196 Parties to the UNFCCC adopted the Paris Agreement, named after the French capital where it was approved. It aims to strengthen the global response to the threat of climate change by keeping the global temperature rise this century well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit it to 1.5 degrees Celsius.The Agreement entered into force on 4 November 2016 and, as of 18 November, 111 countries have ratified the Agreement. Read more at http://www.un.org