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Leaders have made many more game-changing climate action announcements at the UN Climate Change Conference in Marrakech (COP22) – including the Champions’ Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action – emboldening efforts to keep the global average temperature rise to well below 2 degrees Celsius.
A High-Level Event on Global Climate Action at COP22 in Marrakech has brought together leaders to make a range of announcements, which are accelerating climate action to fast-track the implementation of the Paris Climate Change Agreement.
Governments, international organizations, cooperative initiatives and non-government stakeholders clearly demonstrated how their commitments to addressing climate change are maturing into concrete actions; including:
Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action
Marrakech Investment Committee for Adaptation (MICA) Fund
Initiative for Renewable Island Energy
African Capital Markets
Global Environmental Facility (GEF)
European External Investment Plan (EEIP)
The opening ceremony featured President of COP22, Salaheddine Mezouar, President of the Marshall Islands, Hilda Heine, and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
The event also offered the opportunity for Climate Champion and Moroccan Environment Minister, Hakima El Haité, to celebrate outgoing Champion Laurence Tubiana: “Thank you for your devotion and your commitment. I won’t say goodbye, because being a Champion is not just a mandate that we have, but a calling that is close to our hearts.”
This headline ‘moment’, represented the culmination of a series of thematic events – hosted by the Climate Champions – that shone a spotlight on momentum in eight key areas: Forests, Water, Industry & Business, Human Settlements, Energy, Oceans, Transport and Agriculture. Over a two-week program during the course of COP22, these gatherings involved over 150 speakers – including Ministers, CEOs, and Mayors – and attracted over 4,000 people from around the world.
Other ‘highlight’ announcements made during the Global Climate Action thematic events included:
Industry & Business
The NAZCA portal for climate action now registers over 12,000 actions and also has the capability to track progress made on commitments.
NAZCA is powered by data providers including CDP, the carbonn Climate Registry (cCR), The Climate Group, Investors on Climate Change, UN Global Compact, Global Covenant of Mayors, UNEP-DTU Climate Initiatives Platform and Climate Bonds Initiative.
The Yale Data-Driven Environmental Solutions Group has summarized the key actions registered on the NAZCA portal.
About Global Climate Action
France and Morocco's global climate champions have set out their detailed agenda to boost cooperative action between governments, cities, business, investors and citizens to cut emissions rapidly and help vulnerable nations adapt to climate impacts and build their own clean energy, sustainable futures.
Message from the Champions
“A year after COP 21, the momentum of climate action is now growing strong. As we gather in Marrakech, time has come to take stock of what has been achieved during the last year. To be consistent with the long-term goals, all actors have to work together, not only to achieve the national targets of the NDCs, but also to go further and bridge the gap of emissions. This sense of urgency should guide us all into accelerating immediate efforts and delivering ambitious action. We must identify what concrete policy options and what tools to mobilize in the short term. The science is clear: the path towards achieving the long-term goals should bring us to peaking GHG emissions by 2020. This is a challenge, and we are not there yet. With the current trends, we will be between 11 to 14 GT above Paris-compatible pathways in 2030. The purpose of these Climate Action Events is to strengthen all efforts towards reaching three objectives: stay well below 2°C and if possible 1.5°C; increase adaptation and resilience capacities; and reorient financial flows. It is our responsibility, as Champions, to make the link between the real world and the COP process. Political leaders from all around the world should hear and be inspired by the solutions within our reach.”
Climate Champions Laurence Tubiana (France) and Hakima El Haité (Morocco)
For information about Global Climate Action:
UNFCCC: Matthew Phillips | firstname.lastname@example.org| +212 (0) 688 006 615
Contact for champion Hakima El Haité: Anne Testuz | email@example.com |
+212 (0) 6 34 61 64 37
Contact for champion Laurence Tubiana: Marie Jaudet | firstname.lastname@example.org | +33 (0)6 64 40 22 46
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