Nations will continue strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change

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November 07-18, 2016

  • UNFCCC COP 22: Marrakech Climate Change Conference, Marrakech, Morocco

November 04, 2016

  • BusinessEurope: After Paris COP21 – work on transparency, clear rules, global level-playing field
  • MEDEF: Le MEDEF salue l’entrée en vigueur de l’accord de Paris et s’engage pour la COP22


UNFCCC COP 22:  Marrakech Climate Change Conference, Marrakech, Morocco

At the Marrakech Climate Change Conference, nations of the world will continue their work on strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change, with the central focus placed on enhancing ambition, promoting implementation and providing support.

Marrakech also marks a turning point because the landmark Paris Climate Change Agreement has come into force on November 4.

Strengthening action on mitigation and adaptation by all Parties before 2020, governments will make concerted efforts in Marrakech to support domestic action that will give effect to nationally determined contributions, combined with collaborative initiatives as part of an intensified Global Climate Action with non-state actors.

At the Marrakech Conference, countries around the world will also work hard to put in place measures for strengthening appropriate financial flows, a new technology framework and an enhanced capacity building framework as envisioned in the Paris Agreement with a view to supporting action by developing countries and the most vulnerable countries, in line with their own national objectives.

Entry into force of the Paris Agreement triggers a variety of important consequences, including launch of the Agreement’s governing body, known as the CMA. In the parlance of the UN climate change process this stands for the Conference of the Parties to the Convention serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement.

Source: UNFCCC and UN Climate Change Newsroom


November 10, 2016

BusinessEurope: After Paris COP21 – work on transparency, clear rules, global level-playing field 

The entry into force of the Paris COP21 global climate agreement is a positive and strong signal, but now climate negotiations at COP22 in Marrakech must bring more clarity on the details of the agreement.

BusinessEurope Director General Markus J. Beyrer commented:

“It will be tough work for governments negotiating in Marrakech to agree on all details needed to make the Paris agreement a success. But we urgently need these details and clarity on the global rules for our business community to step up actions to avoid climate change.

Negotiators should work closely together with our business community and other stakeholders to develop the rules and procedures that underpin the actions to be taken. This will reinforce the signal that the world is moving towards a low-carbon future and encourage increased investment from the business community.”

The Paris Agreement was the culmination of many years of work to prepare a treaty that could be signed by all nations. Countries committed to setting plans and undertaking actions to control and reduce emissions of greenhouse gases. Now, at the Marrakech conference of the Parties (COP22) many of the detailed rules and procedures that are needed to implement the Paris Agreement will be discussed and should be adopted.

Transparency is urgently needed as well as progress towards developing common rules to measure, report and verify commitments. Furthermore, we need improvements in the design and development of market and non-market mechanisms to help achieve and potentially increase emissions reductions, whilst preserving a global level-playing field and maintaining open trade.

Business has relevant expertise to contribute to these actions and other topics under the implementation of the Paris Agreement, which would not have been brokered without the role of business. All countries and business sectors need to support developing new skills and capacity to respond to climate change challenges.

Source: BusinessEurope


November 04, 2016

MEDEF: Le MEDEF salue l’entrée en vigueur de l’accord de Paris et s’engage pour la COP22

Read the press release in Frenchhere

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