Rabat - The Moroccan presidency of COP22 lauded the upcoming enforcement of the Paris Agreement on Climate, describing it as a new rendezvous with history.
Rabat – The Moroccan presidency of COP22 lauded the upcoming enforcement of the Paris Agreement on Climate, describing it as a new rendezvous with history.
In 2015, the adoption by 195 delegations of the Paris Agreement was a historic moment. Today, its enforcement is a new rendezvous with history, said on Thursday a statement by the COP22 steering committee, adding that this enforcement was the top priority of the Moroccan COP22 presidency.
The COP22 chairman Salaheddine Mezouar hails today’s success and calls on all state and non state actors in Marrakech to continue this dynamic: the COP22 will be unquestionably the COP of action. The step made today confirms this belief and testifies to the mobilization and trust by the international community to implement the Paris Agreement, said the statement.
The international community is living a historic moment. Thanks to the deposit at the UN of ratification instruments by 7 EU member states (Hungary, France, Slovenia, Austria, Malta, Portugal and Germany) and Nepal, the second threshold necessary for the enforcement of the Paris Agreement was attained, it added.
Over 55 countries representing over 55% of greenhouse gas emissions have ratified the said agreement which will officially come into force thirty days from now (Nov. 4), on time for the 22nd conference of parties to the UN framework convention on climate change in Marrakech on Nov. 7-18.