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High-level event on enhancing climate action

The high-level event on enhancing climate action was held on Thursday, 17 November, from 10:00 – 13:00, in plenary Casablanca. It provided an opportunity for an open dialogue between high-level Party representatives and non-Party stakeholders on how both could contribute to increase ambition to address climate change and to set out a roadmap for the year(s) ahead.

In addition, during COP 22/CMP 12/CMA 1, the high-level climate champions, Ambassador Laurence Tubiana and Minister-Delegate Hakima El Haite convened a series of climate action events on selected thematic areas to discuss action and its impacts. The outcomes of these events fed into the high-level event.

For more information on the programme of events and the work of the high-level climate champions, please see here.

The second biennial ministerial high-level dialogue on climate finance

The second biennial ministerial high-level dialogue on climate finance was convened in the afternoon of Wednesday, 16 November, from 15:00-18:30, in plenary Casablanca and mainly focused on adaptation finance, particularly the challenges and opportunities in the mobilization and delivery of, and access to, financial resources at a scale needed to address the increasing impacts of climate change in the context of sustainable development. The dialogue was informed by the report of the 2016 in-session workshop on long-term climate finance and the 2016 biennial assessment and overview of climate finance flows prepared by the Standing Committee on Finance.

For more information please see here.

The facilitative dialogue on enhancing ambition and support

The facilitative dialogue on enhancing ambition and support was convened in two parts.

  • Part I of the dialogue was held on Friday, 11 November, from 15:00-18:00, in plenary Casablanca, to assess progress in the areas of ambition and support as well as to showcase specific case studies or initiatives.
  • Part II was convened in the morning of Wednesday, 16 November, from 10:00 – 13:00, in plenary Casablanca, providing an opportunity for ministers to contribute to the dialogue and engage in a policy discussion. This discussion focused on identifying relevant opportunities to enhance ambition on mitigation action and the provision and mobilization of support.

For more information please see here.

High-level event on the Sustainable Development Benefits of Adaptation in Africa

The event featured several dignitaries from Africa to speak about the multiplier development benefits of adaptation in their countries. With the continuing efforts to further enhance ways to plan for and address the challenges posed by climate change, many countries have started to realize the benefits of adaptation actions and efforts implemented thus far. In some cases, these benefits have gone beyond the initial objectives of tackling climate change risks, and are significantly contributing towards broader sustainable development and efforts to eradicate poverty. The event focused on these added benefits of adaptation from several African countries. This event was convened during the high-level segment on Wednesday, 16 November, from 13:15-14:45, in Meeting Room 9.

For more information please see here.

High-level event on Sustainable Economic Transition and Economic Diversification

SBI44 and SBSTA44 noted the interest of some Parties in a high-level event on economic diversification and sustainable development being held at COP 22. In this regard, the President of COP22, CMP12 and CMA1, with the support of the UN Secretary-General, and with the assistance of the secretariat, organized a high-level event on sustainable economic transition and economic diversification. The event highlighted the importance of economic diversification and transformation, and just transition of the workforce in the context of sustainable development. Countries and other organizations shared their experiences and lessons learned on initiatives on sustainable transitions.

This event was convened during the high-level segment on Tuesday, 15 November, from 16:00 to 18:00, in Meeting Room 9.

President’s high-level event on Progress in advancing National Adaptation Plans

The national adaptation plan process enables Parties to formulate and implement national adaptation plans (NAPs) as a means of identifying medium- and long-term adaptation needs and developing and implementing strategies and programmes to address those needs. It is a continuous, progressive and iterative process which follows a country-driven, gender-sensitive, participatory and fully transparent approach.

The COP22 President convened a high-level event to highlight the central role of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and other entities in advancing adaptation through the NAPs. The event provided an opportunity to celebrate positive achievements and to share new initiatives.  It was held on Monday, 14 November, from 10:30-11:30, in room Mediterranean.


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