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At the UN Climate Change Conference in Marrakech (COP22, to 18 November), Ministers from around the world will discuss how to step up financial resources for climate action, including for technology development and transfer, and capacity-building. This will happen as part of a so-called “Facilitative Dialogue”, building on more technical discussions last week in Marrakech.

Ahead of the event Germany’s Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks sent in this video, in which she says “Germany is ready to play its part. We have mapped out how Germany can become an almost greenhouse gas neutral economy. We are helping other countries implement their national climate target. This this why we want to work with them on the NDC partnership (the new partnership on national climate action plans). And we will double our climate finance by 2020 compared with 2014”.

The Environment Minister of Chile Alberto Undurraga also sent in a video in which he announces four concrete actions by Chile, with a view to reduce emissions by 30%.

He said that Chile commits to:

  • Creating a robust climate change agency to ensure the strengthening of domestic public institution
  • Creating an agenda for sustainable production and consumption
  • Implementing a carbon tax to discourage activities that are carbon intensive
  • Elaborating a climate action plan for the country, to initially cover the period 2017-2022.

Read about the Facilitative Dialogue and see relevant PowerPoint presentations given so far here

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