The Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change challenged governments of the world to convene in Morocco next week ready to unite so that there are implementable decisions in regard of the COP22 Paris-Agreement.
Patricia Espinosa was notifying potential participants ahead of the November 7-18 Conference of the Parties (COP22) that will be complemented with the 12th Conference of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol(CMP12) that will take place in Bab Ighli, Marrakech in Morocco.
She said that the decisions made in Marrekech are of immense importance in regard to the contemplation of the Paris Agreement which entered into force on November 4. The agreement had been ratified by the agreed threshold of 97 in 197 countries on October 5 to enter into force.
The meeting in Morocco will include the first session of the Conference of Parties to the Paris Agreement (CMA 1).
“The UN Climate Change Conference in Marrakech is the crucial next step for governments looking to operationalize the Paris Climate Change Agreement adopted last year. The dialogue and decisions in Marrakech hold immense potential to accelerate and amplify the immediate response to the challenge recognized in the Paris Agreement. This meeting is therefore incredibly important,” said Espinosa.
She noted that the Paris Agreement is a pathway to final destination as per decisive action on climate change but there is need to narrate details that can help move in the same direction forward.
“I encourage governments of the world to come to COP 22 ready to work together in the same spirit that produced such success over recent years.”
She added that leaders of public and private sectors and every citizen to follow the Marrakech Conference proceedings so that they better understand actions that need to address the interlinked climate challenges.
“We, Parties as well as non-State actors, have here a real opportunity to emphasize this momentum, celebrate successes and share experiences and learning to set inclusively the path forward for action,” says Salaheddine Mezouar Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of the Kingdom of Morocco and President-Designate of COP 22, CMP 12 and CMA 1.
COP 22 is to reinforce responsible collaboration between all Parties in order to achieve a collective shift towards a new sustainable development model that are apparent in increasing action space and implementation of concrete climate responsible for projects on ground.