Marrakech climate conference: world forging ahead on climate action
EU News 373/2016
Brussels, 19 November 2016
The Marrakech climate conference concluded yesterday with concrete results to put the Paris Agreement on climate change into action.
Almost 200 countries met in Morocco for the annual UN gathering, against the backdrop of the rapid ratification and entry into force of the landmark deal. The Paris Agreement became international law on 4 November 2016, less than a year after it was adopted. This enabled the Marrakech conference to convene the first ever meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement.
The Marrakech climate conference (COP22), dubbed the Action and Implementation COP, set out to demonstrate that commitments made in Paris last year are being put into practice, and to act as a catalyst for further action.
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