Casablanca - In anticipation of the COP22 climate change conference, Moroccan authorities have put made security a priority.
Casablanca – In anticipation of the COP22 climate change conference, Moroccan authorities have put made security a priority.
According to Moroccan publication Assabah, in addition to a heavy police presence of 5000 policemen, 800 bodyguards have also been put in charge of the safety of 120 heads of state expected to attend the conference.
The Assabah article also stated that the Moroccan Minister of Internal Affairs has put tens of thousands of security agents in charge of keeping the conference safe.
On top of the major manpower deployed to COP22, nearly 100 security cameras have been installed in various different areas in and surrounding the conference location.
This major United Nations climate change conference, taking place from November 7th to the 18th, is expecting more than 40,000 attendees, made up of foreign delegates, representatives from international organizations and NGO delegates.
According to the COP22’s official site, the conference, which this year is called the COP of Action, “will take over the reins from COP21 during which important progress was made. It will focus on action items in order to achieve the priorities of The Paris Agreement, especially related to adaptation, transparency, technology transfer, mitigation, capacity building and loss and damages.”