2016, a historic year in the battle against climate change: Pershing
Washington 08/11/2016 (MAP) – 2016 has been a historic year in the battle against climate change, particularly after the Paris Agreement on climate change entered into force, U.S. Special Envoy for Climate Change Jonathan Pershing said on Monday.
“2016 has been a historic year in the battle against climate change and in the protection of the environment,” he added at a press briefing.
The US official noted that the Paris Agreement, which entered into force last Friday, and the new Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol will provide a universal roadmap to limit global warming and reduce CO2 emissions.
Pershing said in this regard that the twenty-second session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP22) held in Marrakech provides an international platform to achieve commitments under the Paris Agreement.
The COP 22 is an opportunity to debate and discuss several issues relating in particular to agriculture, food security, energy, industry, transport and water.
The event is taking place in Bab Ighli village, which extends over an area of nearly 300,000 m2.
Around 20,000 delegates from 196 countries are gathering at the COP 22 climate change conference.