Washington - The 22nd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 22) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, which will be held on November 7-18 in Marrakech, will be a conference of "action," Minister Delegate in Charge of Environment, Hakima El Haite, said Wednesday in Washington.
Washington – The 22nd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 22) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, which will be held on November 7-18 in Marrakech, will be a conference of “action,” Minister Delegate in Charge of Environment, Hakima El Haite, said Wednesday in Washington.
“The COP22 will be a conference of action and implementation”, El Haite said in a speech at a ceremony to launch the “Climate Action 2016” summit, held on May 5-6 in the US capital, stressing the importance of “moving from negotiation to implementation” in order to achieve the Paris Agreement’s goals.
She underlined that the World Climate Conference in Marrakech aims to mobilize stakeholders to “accept, approve and adhere to the Paris Agreement,” while encouraging as many countries as possible to revise the ambitions contained in their national contributions to fight climate change and reduce their CO2 emissions by 2020.
El Haite also said that Morocco will establish mechanisms to collect $ 100 billion per year by 2020 for the most vulnerable countries to climate change.
In this regard, the Moroccan Minister recalled that Morocco started its fight against climate change since the 60s with the dam policy, followed by water, agriculture, and energy policies.
She stressed that the right to a healthy environment and sustainable development was enshrined in the Constitution of 2011.
“While the Paris Conference laid the foundation of a new and united world based on mutual trust, the aim of the Marrakech Conference is to cultivate this spirit of solidarity and confidence, well beyond the COP 22”, she noted.
Held by the United Nations in partnership with the World Bank, the “Climate Action 2016” summit aims to support efforts to implement concrete actions in the fight against climate change.