Morocco Briefs UN member States on COP22 Organization in Marrakech

Morocco Briefs UN member States on COP22 Organization in Marrakech

Morocco’s Permanent Representative at the UN, Omar Hilale, made in New York before the UN member states a presentation on the challenges and logistical aspects relating to the organization of the global climate summit, COP22, in Marrakech on November 7-18.

In this respect, Hilale shed light on the Paris Agreement, which sets the goal of fighting global warming, as part of a vision of collective efforts and sustainable future. This agreement, said Hilale, stresses the principle of shared responsibility by taking into account the challenges facing the least developed countries.

He said Morocco is satisfied that the Paris Agreement will enter into effect on November 4, 2016 following the achievement of the ratification process in a record time.

King Mohammed VI will chair the upper segment of the conference which will be attended by the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. Invitations were also sent to several African heads of state to attend a summit on November 16 to examine the climate challenges facing Africa.

COP 22, the 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), will highlight major climate successes achieved this year and showcase global action as nations turn toward implementation of the Paris Agreement.

The Government of Morocco will serve as the Presidency and host of COP22, the first such meeting since the historic adoption of the Paris Agreement by all nations at COP-21 in Paris, France, in December of last year.

Last week, the Paris Agreement officially surpassed the thresholds necessary for it to enter into force less than one year after it was adopted, sending a powerful signal to world markets that we are moving towards a low-emissions economy with unprecedented resolve

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