Marrakech Declaration, Irreversible Commitment to Climate Action (Mezouar)
Bonn – The Marrakech declaration is an irreversible commitment of the international community to climate action, said, on Monday in Bonn, president of the 22nd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP22), Salaheddine Mezouar.
During a press conference after the first day of the Bonn climate talks, Mezouar recalled that COP22 was a decisive step in the universal commitment to fighting global warming.
Mezouar also stressed the importance of recognizing the key role of non-state actors and supporting their climate action, calling on all parties to support the Fijian presidency of COP23 in order to develop concrete climate adaptation plans.
COP22, held last November in Marrakech a few days after the entry into force of the historic Paris Agreement, hosted the first meeting of the Parties to this agreement and ended with the Marrakech declaration on climate and sustainable development.
It is worth to mention that Morocco has launched a significant number of concrete initiatives, including the NDC Partnership with Germany during COP22, as well as the AAA (Adaptation of African Agriculture) Initiative and the Climate Change Competence Center.