COP 23: Angela Merkel Highlights Moroccan-German Partnership in Favor of Climate
Bonn – German chancellor, Angela Merkel, highlighted, on Wednesday in Bonn, the partnership co-chaired by Morocco and Germany, which was launched last year in Marrakech to help implement National Climate Action Plans (NDCs).
The NDC partnership brings together more than 50 countries, Merkel told the high-level segment of the 23rd Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP23), in the presence of HRH Princess Lalla Hasnaa, who represents HM King Mohammed VI.
This partnership, which includes developed countries, developing countries and international institutions, aims to “ensure that States receive the technical and financial support they need to achieve ambitious climate goals”.
On the other hand, Merkel noted that climate change is humanity’s greatest challenge, reiterating her country’s support for the Paris Agreement. In this regard, she called for a common front to implement this agreement, stressing the need to build confidence to make progress.
The German chancellor added that the industrialized countries, which are increasingly aware of climate issues, have the historic responsibility to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, calling for all the conditions, notably financial ones, to be met in order to achieve set goals.