Paris – Morocco’s delegate-minister for environment, Hakima El Haite, officially announced on Wednesday in Paris that the Moroccan city of Marrakech will host in November 2016 to the upcoming UN conference of parties to the Convention on climate changes (COP 22).
Marrakech COP 22 will be an edition of innovation in adaptation to and mitigation of climate change effects, said El Haite at a plenary session of COP 21 held in Le Bourget, Paris suburbs, from Nov.30 through Dec.11.
She explained that COP22 will be an opportunity to develop operational tools for the Paris-Lima and the Paris-Marrakech plans.
“It’s Africa that will be welcoming you in Marrakech”, she told 40,000 delegates, from 195 signatory countries of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, insisting that Morocco is ambitiously engaged in policies to alleviate and adapt to climate change.
She also recalled that King Mohammed VI announced Monday at the opening of COP21 that “the objective of securing 42% of the country’s energy mix from renewable sources by 2020 has recently been increased to 52% by 2030”.